Chillier Weather Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature much cooler weather as strong Canadian high pressure pours unseasonably cold air south into the region. High temps will range from 35 in the White Mountains to 45 near Augusta. Clouds will initially be widespread across the entire region, but we’ll see northern and eastern areas clear out this afternoon. Any morning rain/snow showers will depart by midday with drier weather to follow.

-Jack

Cool And Clear Today

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Today will feature temps on the chillier side as a Canadian airmass passes overhead. The upside to this setup will be sunnier skies as high pressure establishes (brief) control of our weather. Sunshine will be most widespread this morning, with clouds arriving ahead of our next storm system this afternoon and evening. Temps will range from 40 in the far north to 50 along the coast to 60 in the interior SW warm spots.

-Jack

Becoming Drier Today

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Today is starting off with heavy rain across the entire region as deep tropical moisture surges northward. The axis of heavy rain will slowly shift off to the east today, leading to conditions becoming gradually drier as we head towards the afternoon. If you’re located along the coast, you’re pretty much done with the steady/heavy rain. If you’re in the foothills, steady rain will last until the mid/late morning hours before tapering off. If you’re in the mountains, steady precip will continue into the afternoon, changing slowly from rain to snow at the higher elevations.

Temps today will peak in most areas during the morning hours, but shouldn’t fall that much before sunset. The coast will spend most of the day around 50, while points farther NW hover around 40. Skies will remain predominantly overcast across the region today, with the best chance of briefly brighter skies to be found along the coast.

-Jack

More Wet Weather Today

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We’re back to the wet weather today as a storm system develops to our west. Waves of steady rain are already moving into the area from the southwest, and will continue to do so through the rest of the day. Rain will start off light, but become heavier by the time we get into the afternoon/evening. After sunset, we could be looking at some embedded thunderstorms along with the downpours. Aside from being unpleasant, the only real negative impact this rain will have is on the river flooding situation up in the mountains/foothills. Many rivers are already at flood stage, and another 1-2″ of rain along with continued snowmelt will certainly cause some more problems.

Temps today will be kept down by clouds, rain, cold air damming, and onshore flow from the cold Gulf of Maine. As a result, high temps will sit right about where they are this morning, generally in the mid 40’s with some upper 40’s in southern NH and some upper 30’s in the far north.

Rain finally clears from west to east very early tomorrow morning.

-Jack

A Much Nicer Day Today

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After several days of cool and unsettled weather, we’ll get to enjoy some lovely spring conditions today as we’re finally far enough from any low pressure systems to see widespread clouds and showers. Satellite imagery this morning reveals mostly sunny skies across the area SE of the mountains. A little NW component to the winds is supporting some upslope, but that should get patchier through the rest of the day today.

High temps will range from 45 in the northern mountains to 50 along the immediate coastline to 65 in the typical interior SW warm spots. No precipitation is expected anywhere in the region today. Get out and enjoy the lovely weather!

-Jack

More Unsettled Weather Today

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You’ve probably gotten tired of hearing the word “unsettled” being used to describe pretty much every day’s weather for the past week or so, but it fits well again today. An upper level low pressure system will be moving across the region from NW to SE today, which will put the bulk of its precipitation off to our northeast. Satellite imagery shows some signs of clearing especially downwind of the mountains in NH, and this will drift towards Maine during the morning hours.

As the sun heats up the surface, and the upper level low passes overhead, the vertical temperature gradient will steepen (temps cool faster with height), which means that we could be looking at some scattered pop up showers across the area this afternoon. Not everyone will see a shower, but don’t be surprised if you encounter a brief burst of rain if you’re headed out and about. Any showers will dissipate this evening as both the sun and the upper low depart the region.

High temps will range from 40 in the north to 45 along the immediate coast to 65 in southern NH.

-Jack

Improving Weather Today

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Low pressure continues to drift lazily through the Gulf of Maine this morning, which means it’s close enough to be the primary influence on our weather. The net result will be more clouds and showers, especially this morning. Showers should be winding down by midday while clouds begin to thin out later in the afternoon. Sunshine is most likely in western parts of the region, but many areas could be in for a stunning sunset as the waning light reflects off the departing cloud deck.

High temps today will range from 70 in SW NH to 45 in the mountains and along the immediate coast.

-Jack