Today will feature continued cool and dry weather as Canadian high pressure settles in overhead. With the arrival of that high, we’ll see much calmer winds compared to yesterday’s blustery northwesterlies. Light NW breezes this morning will become light southerly breezes by this evening. With cooler air still lingering overhead, we’ll get some afternoon cumulus to develop just like yesterday but overall, skies will tend to be considerably brighter today especially up in the mountains.
High temps today will range from the low/mid 60s up north to the low/mid 70s along the coastal plain.
After some much-needed rain yesterday, we’re back to 10/10 late-summer weather today. Northwesterly breezes mean free refills of refreshing Canadian air and aside from some upslope clouds in the mountains/foothills this morning, skies will be partly to mostly sunny (afternoon cumulus pop up as per usual with cool air aloft). Upslope clouds and any sprinkles they may contain will fade this afternoon. I wouldn’t be shocked to see one or two of our afternoon cumulus get tall enough to produce a rain shower or two but most of us should stay dry today.
High temps will range from the upper 50s up in the mountains to the mid 70s along the coastal plain.
After weeks of tracking Laura’s every move, the system has finally dissipated over Virginia as of this morning. All that’s left of the once-ferocious storm is a plume of tropical moisture that will slide through our area today ahead of an approaching cold front. That means that we’ll see a couple rounds of showers/storms capable of producing heavy rain.
The first round of showers is ongoing across NH as of 8:15 AM and is about to move into western Maine. So far there is no hint of lightning associated with this line but a rumble of thunder wouldn’t totally surprise me. Rain will arrive along the I-95/I-295 corridor in the next 30 minutes before sliding into the Midcoast closer to the 9-10 AM hour.
This first round of rain will be followed by a break mid/late afternoon. During this break, storms will be developing along the storm’s cold front to our west. Because we’ll be stuck in the clouds pretty much all day (except maybe the CT Valley), there won’t be enough instability to support a severe storm threat in our area once these storms arrive this evening. That said, as the storms weaken and move east, they will bring another round of showers to the area later in the evening (7 PM CT Valley to 11 PM along the ME Coast).
High temps today will range from near 60 in the north/mountains to the mid/upper 70s in southern NH. Drier air and sunnier skies arrive for tomorrow.
At least as far as the weather is concerned, today is going to be a great day. A frontal boundary remains draped south of the region which means we get to enjoy partly to mostly sunny skies, continued cool temperatures, and low humidity. Satellite imagery this morning shows bluebird conditions across most of Maine with a few mid-level clouds over southern NH and far southern York County, closer to the front. This is pretty much the cloud-cover pattern I’d expect to see today. Everyone should get some glimpses of sun, but they will be less common as you get closer to Massachusetts. Thankfully, the front is now far enough to our south that precipitation is not expected.
High temps today will range from the mid/upper 60s up north to the upper 70s in the south.
Get outside and enjoy today’s beautiful weather if you can! We’ll get some much-needed rain tomorrow as the remnants of Laura race offshore to our south.
Cool weather will continue today as northwesterly breezes continue pushing Canadian air into the region. Unlike yesterday, we have a warm front located to our southwest this morning so much of the southwestern half of the area is experiencing overcast skies. This will continue throughout the day as that front remains more or less stationary. The farther northeast you go, the more sunshine you’ll be able to enjoy.
Parts of the area closest to the front, in southern NH, will see a couple rounds of shower/thunderstorm activity pass through today. One is ongoing as of 9 AM while a couple more are waiting in the wings over northern NY. Because we’re on the cool side of the front, these storms are unlikely to be severe but rumbles of thunder and some breezy conditions are possible. Precipitation will be most widespread early this afternoon when some rain showers could make it as far north as the White Mountains of NH and York/Cumberland/southern Oxford counties up in Maine. Dry weather and sunshine then steadily makes a comeback for the evening.
High temps today will range from the upper 50s/low 60s in the mountains and far SW NH to the low/mid 70s along Maine’s coastal plain.
Today will feature weather conditions across Maine and New Hampshire that it’s hard to find enough positive adjectives to describe. For late-August, today scores a perfect ten. With the exception of some upslope clouds in the mountains, skies will be clear for most if not all of the day (perhaps some high clouds late?). Northwesterly breezes will keep pushing cooler and drier air into the region from Canada throughout the day. Dew points will fall into the lower 40s or upper 30s across most of the area this afternoon while temperatures top out in the mid 50s north and low/mid 70s south. So yeah, it’s going to feel pretty freakin awesome out there. Get outside and enjoy it!
Any day I can talk about a strong cold front in late summer/early fall is a good day. We have a powerful front on the way today and as a result, we can finally take another step towards the crisp mornings and mild afternoons of autumn. Before we can enjoy that delightful airmass though, we’ll need to deal with a bit of drizzle/fog this morning and some showers/storms midday.
Those showers and storms are already approaching northwestern parts of the area as I write this a little before 5 AM. Today’s front will move through on the earlier side so shower and storm activity will be earlier in the day than we’ve seen recently. Expect storms early/mid- morning in the mountains, mid/late-morning in the foothills, and late-morning/early afternoon right along the coast. The intensity and coverage of these storms will depend on how much daytime heating we get before the front arrives. Satellite imagery suggests this may not be much. Low clouds and fog are noted NE of Portland and cirrus from storms in New York is racing into the rest of the area. That said, even an hour or two of sunshine this morning will go a long way towards producing an environment favorable for strong thunderstorms. The biggest threats will be strong winds (could be more intense than usual), small hail, lightning, and heavy rain.
Storms depart early this afternoon and in their wake we’ll be left with breezy NW winds, clearing skies downwind of the mountains, and upslope clouds/showers in the mountains. Most importantly of all, the dew point will sink like a stone once those northwesterly winds kick in.
High temps today will be reached earlier in the day than most of us are used to, and will range from the low 70s up north to the low 90s in southern NH.
Our stretch of active weather will continue today as a very weak frontal boundary continues loitering near the Canadian border. A cluster of thunderstorms formed along that front last night in Quebec and its remnants have sagged into the mountains early this morning. As a result, don’t be surprised to wake up to a few raindrops north of Route 2.
Elsewhere in the area this morning, satellite imagery shows fairly widespread mid-level cloud cover ahead of a little disturbance over the Hudson Valley. Closer to the ground, fog is fairly thick in the valleys of NH and along the coastal plain NE of Portland. Expect both the mid-level clouds and the fog to clear out over the next several hours south of the mountains. As a result, we’ll see a few hours of sunshine midday before showers and storms once again pop up this afternoon/evening.
Just like the past several days, by the time we make it to noon, showers and storms will be popping up in the mountains and NW of the region in Quebec. These storms will move SE through the afternoon/evening hours and will bring the standard fare of heavy rain, lightning, breezy winds, and small hail for those towns that do end up getting hit. Once again, not everyone will see storms today, but the best chance will be farther north compared to yesterday. Also similar to yesterday will be the tendency for storms to persist into the later evening hours due to the warm airmass and continued support from the frontal boundary.
High temps will range from around 70 up in the mountains/far north to around 90 in southern NH.
We still haven’t gotten rid of the cold front responsible for touching off afternoon showers and storms over the past few days. Once morning sunshine pushes temps up this morning, expect showers and storms to develop in the mountains before moving ESE towards the coastline. Showers and storms will be most numerous south of Route 2 and west of I-95/I-295. Much like the past few days, not everyone will see a storm this afternoon but those that do will experience a brief period of heavy rain, lightning, and the potential for gusty winds and small hail. Storms may linger a bit later today than recent days but should die out not long after sunset.
Skies today will start out partly/mostly sunny except for localized valleys inland and parts of the midcoast experiencing fog. Any fog should burn off by mid/late morning. A few mid/high clouds are spilling into northern regions closer to the front itself. So bluebird skies will have to wait for another day but most of us should see at least a few brighter hours especially if you live farther south.
High temps today will range from the low/mid 70s up north to the upper 80s/near 90 in southern NH. A sea breeze will keep the coastline a bit cooler in the mid/upper 70s.
The frontal boundary that brought us yesterday’s round of showers and storms hasn’t gone very far this morning. Patches of clouds are noted along this boundary on satellite imagery this morning, so we’ll have to wait for another day to see bluebird skies return. The morning should be mostly dry as we wait for patchy sunshine to push temps high enough to support convection. That should happen around lunchtime when storms will begin to pop up in the mountains. During the afternoon, these storms will drift towards the coast with heavy rain, lightning, and the potential for gusty winds/small hail. Just like yesterday, not everyone will see a shower or storm today and those that do won’t have to deal with the rain for long. Just be ready to duck inside for a few minutes if you’re headed outdoors this afternoon.
High temps today will range from the low/mid 70s up north to the low/mid 80s in southern NH.