Aug 20, 2015 11:16 PM

NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: August 21, 2015

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

The Heat is gone, but the humidity remains. Areas of dense fog and drizzle in place Friday morning as ocean clouds have backed in off the water. Dense fog will be an issue at the coast for the Friday morning commute. It's a damp start to the day, but we are watching a cold front pushing into the region. It is coming with a line of showers, embedded thunder, along with some heavy downpours which could create some localized flash flooding due to their slow movement. The best chance of heabier rain will come in western NH during the morning and shift east through midday. By the afternoon, the heaviest rain and storms should be shifting into eastern NH. Wile severe weather is not a threat, these thunderstorms could come with some very heavy rain for a brief time. Highs on Friday will be in the 70's to near 80. Showers and storms will be ending by evening and clouds and fog will remain.

I have been telling people the weekend is not terrible. I am hoping that helps to warm their spirits. The cold front is going to stall along the coast Saturday. This will ensure low clouds at the beaches and light NNE winds will keep the clouds in place. Inland, especially in the North Mountains, and western could be be just close enough to the high pressure system following behind the front for some partly sunny skies with highs in the 70's and Lwr 80's. The placement of this front will give the clue to who has the best chance of a shower or storm. Saturday will stay dry for those seeing partly sunny skies. For those in the clouds, in SNH and at the coast, you will be closer to the front Saturday so you will have the best chance of a few pop up showers or a T'storm. Not a wash out...but something to watch for.

Sunday a wave of low pressure will be gathering off the US east coast. The National Hurricane Center has it as 20% chance of becoming a tropical system. We'll see. Either way it will be pushing farther north Sunday. This will help to push the stalled front slightly farther inland. This push could be just enough of motion of air to trigger a few showers or a thunderstorm along this front so. Sunday will have a better chance of a few showers, with a better chance inland father away from the coast. Again, any shower which develops will have the potential for heavy rain because of the humidity.

Not many of these August weekend left. Don't let the weather get you down. It will not be a terrible weekend. Enjoy the time off. Acceptance is the first stage to healing. The weather will do what it does. But if you are looking for a weekend at the beach...this one is not looking ideal for laying out in the sun. Lots of low clouds, fog, light onshore wind, and a developing swell of 3-5 feet for the coastal waters.

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