Aug 19, 2015 11:33 PM
NH1 Chief Meteorologist - NH1.com
I am glad the weather is starting to change. Quite frankly I am tired of hearing everyone complaining about the heat. Granted, it was perfectly awesome summer weather in the Lwr 90's and moderate humidity...but hey, apparently summer is not for everyone! So how about clouds, showers, and cooler onshore winds for the weekend? Does that make all you summer heat complainers feel better now? If you prefer that kind of weather for one of the last weekends of August I feel sorry for you because you are just not doing Summer right. Anyway, obviously you can not please everyone. Looking at the weather for the weekend...I am not pleased at all. Granted, it can always be worse, as I am not expecting a washout. This will just be nuisance weather which is not really what I and all the other outdoor weekend warriors are craving as summer is quickly coming to a screeching halt. Can you sense my frustration? My apologies. Let's get to it!
Low clouds back in during the predawn hours Thursday with light SE flow off the water. Clouds will gradually break across the interior for some partial sunshine from late morning through afternoon. Highs inland will be warmer ranging from 80-85 degrees, still humid. At the coast, onshore winds will keep temps in the 70's at the beaches. Some partial sun, but a fog bank will hover off the coast all day and will be directed back in during the late afternoon. Clouds will spread farther inland Thursday night with clouds, patchy drizzle and fog with still a very humid feel to the air which will remain in place all weekend.
A cold front will approach Friday. Cloudy skies with ares of drizzle and scattered showers will be possible in the morning with a saturated airmass and SE flow off the water. The cold front will make a very slow progress into the region. It will take until late Friday afternoon where it could trigger a more significant line of showers with some embedded storms or downpours. It would be nice if this front would keep moving with building high pressure for the weekend. But it looks like this puppy is going to stall right over us all weekend and go nowhere. What that means is abundant cloud cover, cool onshore winds for the coast, and periodic showers near and along this front. Because of the humid nature of the air in place, this stalled front could help to trigger a heavier downpour or thunderstorm at any point. While a lot of the weekend will not be rainy, there will be moments which may not be so nice and having you heading for cover. Just saying....
On Sunday, we will have to watch a developing low far well off the coast of New England which will direct more moisture and energy towards the stalled front. More low clouds with still the potential for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms with highs mostly in the 70's and cooler feel at the coast. Will there be any breaks of sun? It's possible I guess if you find yourself in a drier pocket, but the clouds will win the weekend. This low off the coast should also help to generate some larger swell for the surfers of New England, which would be another small piece of good news
Another cold front will approach on Monday, which will help to kick away the old decaying stalled front over the region. A warm muggy feel will remain Monday & Tuesday with the risk of a pop up shower or T'storm. A less humid airmass will be arriving by the middle part of next week as an upper level trough swing back into the Northeast with highs in the 70's near 80.
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