Oct 27, 2015 11:57 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: October 28, 2015
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
High pressure is close enough to us Wednesday morning to provide another cool dry start to the day. As the high pulls away, clouds will be increasing and thickening ahead of a batch of approaching rain. The remnants of Hurricane Patricia, or whatever is left of here will be arriving during the afternoon in the form of showers. The Heavier rain will wait for Wednesday night, where periodic heavy downpours are likely from 9 PM to 6 AM Thursday. A strong core of winds associated with a low level jet will be racing over our heads Wednesday night, and the question remains how much of those winds will be able to mix down to the surface. While it appears the peak winds should remain aloft and just off the coast, SE winds will be gusty Wednesday night with gusts ranging from 25-45 mph with the highest gusts likely at the coast and likely along Coastal Maine who could end up with the highest gusts. Any gusts to 50 mph would be enough to snap limbs and branches. I have a feeling this will be one of those storms which will produce considerable leaf fall and put an end to the foliage season in many spots. It was great while it lasted!
Thursday morning will start off with some heavy rain and maybe even an embedded thunderstorm. The morning commute will be a soaker with the cold front cutting right through NH at that time. The heaviest rain will be ending after 7 AM with a few lingering showers through 9 AM. By the time the rain pulls off the coast, most will be left with a beneficial 1-2" of rainfall. Drying mild SW winds will follow in for the midday and afternoon with cloudy to Partly cloudy skies and highs warming inot the 60's and Lwr 70's. A cold front will approach by the end of the day which could trigger a late afternoon shower. This front will mark the leading edge of cooler drier air which will return Friday with Sunny to Partly sunny skies, breezy NW winds and highs back into the Lwr- mid 50's.
High pressure will build over us for a marvelous Halloween day with some increasing high altitude clouds for Halloween night with temps in the Lwr-mid 40's for the little trick or treaters. Clouds will increase on Sunday with the risk of a shower or two, mild SW wind will moderate the air into the mid-upper 50's. Showers will be possible on Monday, before an nice little warm up heading into the first week of November with temps back into the 60's! Soak it up while you can, because you can feel the chill a comin' on strong! It won't be long now before we will be talking snow...next weekend? Hmmm.