May 25, 2015 11:35 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: May 26, 2015
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
Well summer lovers, your time has finally arrived! This week will have several days in the 80's nearing 90 with increasing humidity. Not ideal weather by any means, but for those of us looking to get as far away from winter as possible...this will be a start! A warm front pushed through yesterday triggering clouds and a few widely scattered showers. Now with the warm front through, the door is open for a much warmer and more humid airmass to flow into New Hampshire with breezy SW winds. This is the wind direction which can warm New Hampshire best in these types of set ups. Highs on Tuesday will climb into the upper 80's and may even reach the Lwr 90's in a few spots under a mix of clouds and sun.
A huge upper level ridge will remains in place across the eastern half of the nation for much of the week ahead. Dewpoints will be on the rise which will make it start to feel more humid with added moisture in the air. Highs will remain in the 80's to near 90 right through the midweek. With the increased moisture, will come the risk of widely scattered showers and the chance of a few thunderstorms Wednesday and also Thursday. The best chance of the atmosphere destabilizing enough will happen during the afternoon and early evening hours. A weak front will push through later on Thursday and provide for a less humid Friday, but still temperatures will remain in the 80's. We will have to monitor the weather for the potential for any of these storms becoming strong or severe. At this point, it does not appear to be very impressive or widespread as there will not be much lift in the atmosphere.
Saturday could feature another spike in temperature and humidity ahead of another approaching cold front. Highs on Saturday will likely be near 90 again. A stronger cold front will likely push through later Saturday and early Sunday with a few more scattered showers or thunderstorms. Much cooler and less humid air will return for the end of the weekend and the start of next week.