Heat Takes A Break Today As Clouds And Showers Develop

Hello everyone!

Today will feature a brief but extremely welcome pause on the extreme heat we’ve been dealing with over the past several days. The culprit for such a pause will be abundant clouds and some showers/storms moving through the area on the northern edge of a storm system moving through central New England. While a few sunny breaks are noted on satellite imagery this morning, the general rule of thumb today is that you’ll see more clouds than sun.

Showers are already moving north through SW NH ahead of a warm front draped across MA. So far, no lightning has been observed with these cells, but a few rumbles of thunder can’t be ruled out. These showers seem likely to gradually weaken as they move towards SW ME in a few hours.

A round of more widespread showers and storms will arrive from the west during the evening hours after developing over NY this afternoon. These storms will be strongest in SW NH (where a few damaging wind gusts are possible) and will weaken as they move ENE towards the coastline.

Temps today will range from mid 70s right along the coastline and up in the mountains to low/mid 80s in southern NH and possibly spots near Augusta/Waterville which might see a little more sunshine this morning.