May 29, 2015 11:14 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: May 30, 2015
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
As we approach the end of May, this could end up being one the warmest and driest May's on record. In Manchester, temperatures have averaged close to 6 degrees above normal for the month. We have only seen a tenth of an inch of rain for the entire month! The good news is we do have some rain in the forecast. The bad news is some of it will be happening during the weekend.
Saturday will be a fine day with lots of sunshine, breezy SW winds, and highs in the 80's nearing 90 in spots. If you are looking for the beach weather, this will be your day! Sunshine will dominate the morning, meanwhile some clouds will increase during the afternoon. The is a slight risk of a pop up shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon from the lakes region up through the North country. Saturday night will be fairly dry, mild, and muggy as well. A cold front will begin to push into New England later on Saturday night. This will trigger scattered showers and storms across the north country along with the potential for heavy downpours. This front will weaken a tad overnight without the energy of the sun, so chances of thunderstorms will decrease overnight to just scattered showers.
The front will be pushing through New Hampshire Sunday morning. The scattered showers along and near this front will continue through the midday. The afternoon will still be cloudy, but it could at least be drier. Cooler NNE wilds will develop Sunday which will cool temps into the 60's By the end of the day, temperatures will be falling into the 50's
Now admittedly, this is where there is a change to the forecast. I thought the rain would ride south of New Hampshire yesterday, and we would have a stronger high pressure system sitting over us next week. That does not look like the case anymore. The high will be weaker and to our west, so this will open the door for a wave of low pressure to ride along this stalled front along the south coast and bring a period of steadier rain for Monday. There is the potential for a 1-2" rainfall with maybe even higher amounts. Heaviest rain will likely be in Southern New Hampshire. Showers will linger in to Tuesday, but the precipitation will be lighter. As this wave of low pressure tracks south of us, cool NE winds will look in the cool feel. So with rain and drizzle and onshore winds, expect temps in the 50's to kick off next week. Once this pattern begins to break, sunshine will be increasing for the middle to end of the week with warming temperatures into the 70's and 80's