May 1, 2016 7:34 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with meteorologist Bill Gile for May 2, 2016
An area of Low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere is going to be hanging around through the entire week. As a result we will be in a rather unsettled pattern that will threat the regions with occasional showers and/or pockets of drizzle nearly every day. Now, this doesn't mean that it'll be raining all the time. We will have many dry periods and breaks of sun from time to time. Every time the sun comes out for a few hours we'll warm close to normal temperatures during the day, but otherwise we'll tend to run a bit cooler under the clouds and showers. So, while this makes it tough for outdoor plans, it will reduce the fire danger.
The periodic showers and drizzle will be with us throughout Monday with temperatures stuck mostly in the 40's. A low will track along the south coast Monday bringing a threat for isolated heavier showers to move in during the afternoon. Tuesday will dry out some, but more rain is likely to move back in late Wednesday and Thursday as another wave of Low pressure moves into the region.
This is a typical springtime pattern that we deal with almost every year where Low pressure cuts off from the main flow in the jet stream and sometimes it can take 10-14 days to begin breaking down. So each day that the winds come in from the east or northeast we'll be cooler, but when they shift more southeasterly it won't be quite as cool.
This weather setup looks to last into the start of next week for the northeast keeping any summer like warmth out of New England for now. Temps are looking seasonal to slightly below normal through at least the middle of May....still seasonal air this time of year is in the 60's with sunsets around 7:45 PM, though.