May 27, 2016 11:18 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with Ryan Breton: May 28, 2016
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer, and today will feel like the middle of summer throughout the Granite State. Any early clouds and fog near the seacoast should diminish quickly during the morning. A southwesterly wind will transport heat and humidity into the region. Highs will be in the low to middle 90s for most of southern New Hampshire. In Concord, the record high for today is 94 degrees set in 1978, and that record will be challenged!
A spot thunderstorm is possible this afternoon, but most will be dry. A light seabreeze may develop at the seacoast very late in the day, but even coastal towns should manage highs in the 80s. Saturday will be the best beach day of the weekend with the most sunshine and warmest temperatures.
The wind will turn onshore, coming in off of the ocean for Sunday following the passage of a "backdoor" front. The seacoast will be coolest with clouds, patchy fog, and high temperatures only in the 60s. Western New Hampshire will be warmest on Sunday; the Upper Valley may reach 80 degrees. From the Lakes Region to Nashua, highs on Sunday will mainly be in the 70s. Expect more clouds than sun overall, and a shower or thunderstorm is possible.
Memorial Day will be unsettled with occasional showers and thunderstorms as a cold front approaches the region. Moisture from a tropical system (likely Tropical Storm "Bonnie") off of the southeastern United States is likely to move into New England. When it rains on Monday, it could rain quite hard, but it is unlikely to rain the entire day and there can be breaks of sunshine between the showers. Have a "plan B" in case you need to move your holiday plans inside. Due to the clouds and showers, temperatures are likely to hold in the 70s on Monday. Check back with NH1 News for important updates this weekend on the exact timing of the showers and storms.
The middle of next week looks delightful with sunshine and temperatures in the 80s. Seabreezes will likely cool the coast Wednesday and Thursday. The nice weather should continue into next Friday, ahead of the next cold front.
Happy Memorial Day!