Today will feature another step up in temperatures as a series of cold fronts line up to our west. One of those boundaries will approach our area today. Ahead of the front, winds will pick up from the southwest this morning. Sunny skies and a favorable wind direction should push temps into the 60s for most away from the mountains and Midcoast. Parts of southern NH and interior SW ME should make a good run towards 70.
The day will start off sunny but clouds from the front will quickly move into the mountains over the next couple hours. The best “forcing for ascent” (upward motion) associated with this system will be confined to the mountains and our friends up in Quebec. Thus while skies will be cloudy for much of the day up in the north, mostly sunny skies will hang on closer to the coast and especially in southern NH. A similar pattern will be observed with shower activity along the front which could be rather robust in the mountains (including thunder, small hail, and gusty winds) but is all but sure to avoid southern NH. The ME foothills/coastal plain has a modest chance for a passing shower this afternoon, but most of the day will be dry.
Our nest front will arrive tomorrow with more widespread shower/thunderstorm activity and the potential for heavy snow up in the mountains.