May 4, 2015 9:12 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: May 5, 2015
NH1 Chief Meteorologist - NH1.com
87 in Concord, NH on Monday? Are you kidding me? The last time we were that warm was September 28th, 2015. Well, that kind of warmth is not to be expected to last with an average high temperature in the mid 60's for this time of year. The good news is there are still plenty more amazing days of weather ahead to enjoy just in case you did not get your fill. Unfortunately, the dry warm weather is coming with a cost. Red Fire Warnings were in place Monday and a few brush fires did pop up under the dry warm, breezy conditions. The National Weather service has us under a Fire Weather Watch for Tuesday afternoon, meaning there will still be conditions favorable for any fire to spread rapidly. Going forward, the brush fire danger will remain elevated, but likely not as extreme as Monday was.
A cold front is pushing off the coast Tuesday. It is coming with some early clouds and a wind shift to a slightly cooler wind direction from the WNW. So instead of 80's, temperatures will be cooler behind the front with highs in the 70's with a breezy mix of sun and clouds. High pressure will follow in for the rest of the week with sun-filled skies and unseasonable warm temperatures remaining under a huge upper level ridge in place along the east coast with temperatures remaining in the 70's near 80. By the end of the week, we will be watching a developing low off the Carolinas which has the potential to become an early Tropical Cyclone in the western Atlantic. If it forms it will be come Tropical Storm Ana.
A late week surge of warmth will approach us just in time for the weekend! A seabreeze may be a spoiler of warmth on Friday, but by Saturday, a SW winds will push any seabreeze away and temperatures will climb back into the mid 80's again. Perfect timing for those of us itching to get back at the beach. A cold front will lie across the Canadian Border Saturday afternoon and it could trigger a late day thunderstorm. A better chance for scattered showers or thunderstorm will come on Mother's day as the cold front pushes farther into New Hampshire. Once the front pushes through, a more seasonal airmass will be in place, with much cooler onshore winds and the risk for more showers for the week after. All too far away for any real definition.
Moral of the story is we have some pretty amazing weather coming up for the next several days which will take us right into a very summery weekend!