Strong To Severe Thunderstorms Arrive Today

Hello everyone!

First off, a quick apology for the lack of posts over the past few days. I was out on the water and thought I’d have cell service to post, but alas I didn’t.

A strong cold front is on the way today, and strong thunderstorms will accompany it as it traverses the region from west to east. Showers and storms are already ongoing this morning in New Hampshire and far northern Maine. Expect these storms to weaken a little as they move east before lunchtime. Afterwards, look for storms to redevelop along the front itself, currently located in western New York. These storms will be the ones to watch for severe weather. The primary threat today will be damaging winds, but an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out southwest of Portland. Flash flooding will also be a concern with today’s storms due to the deep moisture in place across the area ahead of the front. Storms will clear the coast this evening, with clearing skies expected tonight.

Temps will be tricky to predict today due to uncertainties related to cloud cover. Satellite imagery shows widespread clouds across much of Maine and Northern NH this morning, with sunshine across southern NH. Temps will be warmest in those sunny areas, with highs in the mid to upper 80’s expected. Farther north under the cloud cover, highs in the upper 70’s to low 80’s will be more common, though warmer temps are possible if some sun does develop.

-Jack

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