Laura’s Remnant Moisture Brings Much-Needed Rain To New England Today

Hello everyone!

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.