May 12, 2015 12:02 AM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: May 12, 2015
NH1 Chief Meteorologist - NH1.com
It has been a very summery stretch of weather as of a late with a few bumps in the road. Everything is moving into full bloom mode and the Pollen is really high for the most part. The dry conditions continue as well. At this point we want it to rain. Catching a good soaking rain will go a long way to keeping the yard healthy. 1" of rain a week is ideal for a lawn. We currently are not on this pace and once again, this is looking like a fairly dry week of weather ahead. So if you need to water, as you know, the best time is to water during the early morning and late afternoon to allow the water to soak in and avoid instant evaporation in the midday sun.
Tuesday will give us our last chance of at least getting a little beneficial rain for quite some time...still it will be very hit or miss. Tuesday morning will start of foggy at the coast with even a chance of a brief shower and areas of drizzle across SE NH. The back door front which dropped the temperatures from 90 Sunday into the 50's Monday, will start to lift back north Tuesday. By midday, the clouds will begin to break. SW winds with emerging afternoon sunshine will allow temps to spike back into the 80's for the second half of the day. A cold front will be crossing New England during the afternoon and may trigger a few scattered showers or thunderstorms as well. The instability is marginal with dewpoints in the 50's. But some storms may come with some heavy rain and possible some gusty winds. Severe weather is not expected. But you can never take your eye off the ball when it comes to the weather. The most likely area to have a stronger storm would be in SNH and NE MA closer to the warmer air where highs will be in the mid 80s.
Once the front passes, cooler air will begin to be directed back into the Northeast for the midweek. Another front will push through on Wednesday with some building clouds and maybe a passing shower or sprinkle in the mountains. Highs will only be able to get into the Lwr-mid 60's with breezy NW winds bringing back the cooler air. This front will mark the leading edge of the more significant cooler air which will settle in Wednesday night through early Thursday where there may be a risk of frosty in our coldest valleys in the north country.
High pressure slides towards the Northeast for absolutely gorgeous weather for Thursday- Friday with moderating temperatures into the 60's and 70's! A stalled front appears to set up south of New England this weekend. New England appears to be on the cooler side with onshore winds and low clouds returning. Right now it looks like Sunday could be the coolest day in the Lwr-mid 60's. There is a risk of a few showers breaking off this stalled front to trigger the risk of showers...but it does not look impressive. Most of the time should be dry.