A Brief Cooler, Drier Respite Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature cooler temps, finally bearable humidity, partly to mostly sunny skies, and dry weather. Highs today will range from the mid 70’s north to the mid to upper 80’s in SW NH. The big change though will be the dew points.

7:30 AM Observations Showing A Drier Day On Tap Today
7:30 AM Observations Showing A Drier Day On Tap Today

Dew points are currently in the 50’s in the mountains and low 60’s at the coast. NW winds will continue to bring in drier air that won’t make you feel like you’re drowning when you step outside. Visible satellite shows a fair amount of clouds across the area this morning and NW upslope flow should keep those clouds locked in across the mountains but that same NW flow will downslope the coast to mainly sunny skies by afternoon.

More tropical rains are expected tomorrow possibly into Wednesday. I’ll have more details on that this evening.

-Jack

NWS Observed Rain Totals From Thursday Through Sunday. Credit: Weatherbell
NWS Observed Rain Totals From Thursday Through Sunday. Credit: Weatherbell

P.S. How much rain actually fell during this weekend’s downpours? Depends on where you were. Some places saw upwards of 2″ while some spots only saw a quarter of an inch, if that. Such is the nature of convection. This is why we need a steady, region wide, heavy rain, like from a tropical system, to relieve us from our drought. Convection is just too spotty to do the job. Overall though, The forecasts for a fairly widespread heavy rain event worked out well. Notice how many areas saw in excess of 1″ (tan, orange, and red are all >1″). I would’ve liked to see those amounts more widespread but many areas did see some beneficial rain.

On to the next storm.

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