Today will feel a lot more like June than October both in terms of temperatures and severe thunderstorms. A strong cold front is swinging in from the northwest this evening, and out ahead of it we have breezy southwest winds this morning. Those southwest winds, combined with developing sunshine, will boost temps well above normal today. Look for highs in the upper 60s up north and upper 70s to low 80s in the south.
After morning clouds clear out in the next hour or so, we’ll see mostly sunny skies until the front arrives later today. Clouds and showers will arrive first in the mountains during the mid-afternoon hours (3-4 PM) before spreading towards the coastline later in the evening. Some of these storms, particularly those in the mountains and western parts of NH, may be severe. Strong winds are the biggest threat from these storms though hail and a tornado can’t be ruled out.
Storms will dissipate as they arrive at the shoreline around 10-11 PM.