Well, it had to happen eventually! A stretch of much needed wet weather is coming our way to put a bit of a dent in our drought situation, which finds us about 5.5 - 6 inches below normal since January 1. It looks like periods of rain will endure through Tuesday evening with the occasional scattered downpour at times. The next heavier period of rain looks to occur Monday night and Tuesday morning. It’s possible there may even be the occasional rumble of thunder, but it will be a very low threat.
A cold front will stall to the south of New England and a few waves of Low pressure will move along it over the next 48 hours. Rainfall amounts through this period will average between 1.5 – 3 inches! Of course with the wet conditions, comes cooler temperatures, meaning highs will only reach the 40s and 50s amid northeasterly winds until improvement can arrive for midweek.
High pressure will build over the region for the second half of the week bringing back the sunshine and a warming trend. Highs will be working their way back into the 60s and 70s.
Have a great week!
Bill Gile | Meteorologist
New Hampshire One News