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NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: May 16, 2015

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

A warm front is stalling over New England Saturday. Lots of clouds along this front along with a cooler SE wind at the surface will keep it cooler at the coast. There will be a risk of a few showers in the morning across New Hampshire along this front. Most of the showers will be brief, passing and light. The concern is if the skies continue to spit out scattered light showers on an off through the day as this front will remain stalled right over us. It is certainly in the realm of possibility. Even though the afternoon should be drier, we could still see a few widely scattered showers or areas of drizzle. The warm front will push into SNH to allow for slightly warmer temps to push into Keene, Nashua, and Manchester areas with highs in the Lwr 70's by mid-afternoon. Most will main on the cooler side of the stalled front and remain in the 60's with cloudy skies, and a bit damp conditions.

A weak low will cross New England Saturday night along with a cold front. This has a chance to trigger a few more widely scattered showers with it's passage...mainly before midnight. Just remember...most of Saturday into Saturday Night will be dry despite these nuisance scattered raindrops. Certainly not the soaking kind of rain that we need! Drier air will return behind the front and greet the day Sunday with sunshine and warming temperatures on NW wind behind the front. Highs on Sunday will be in the 70's and Lwr 80's. A summer feel will return and have some of thinking about heading to the beach!

More quick changes ahead for Monday! High pressure over Nova Scotia will push south and direct a backdoor cold front through New England with winds shifting back to the east! Temperatures will drop noticeably with high only in the 50's at the coast and 60's inland. Low clouds will back in as well. So a cooler cloudy day can expected Monday. Let's hope for some sunshine Monday...but I have my doubts.

A more impressive batch of showers along a cold front will spread back into New England during the early morning hours of Tuesday. This has a chance to provide a more beneficial rainfall Tuesday with the chance for a few downpours along this slow moving front. Once this front pushes off the coast, breezy drying NW winds will follow in with building high pressure and seasonally cool temperatures in the mid 60's Wednesday, and moderating temperatures by week's end.


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