I’ll be away from my computer for the weekend so this update will cover the weather expected today through Tuesday.
An unfortunately-timed storm system will bring cool and inclement weather to the area for much of the upcoming weekend. The storm will arrive from the southwest this afternoon with clouds spilling into the region from the southwest and rain beginning to fall over southern NH in the late afternoon. Temps today will be rather cool, ranging from the upper 40s up in the mountains to the upper 50s along the coastal plain.
Rain continues overnight into tomorrow morning south of a line extending roughly from Lebanon NH to Fryeburg and Belfast ME. Showers will become much more widely scattered tomorrow afternoon which would be a good opportunity for outdoor activities, though temps will remain on the chillier side ranging from the mid 40s in southern/central NH to around 60 northeast of Augusta where a few breaks of sun are possible. Mostly though, it will remain cloudy especially in the south.
Another storm will develop to our south on Sunday bringing periods of rain starting midday and continuing through the afternoon and evening. Cold northeast winds and thick cloud cover will keep temps very chilly for this time of year, ranging from the low 40s in the White Mountains (where snow could fall above 4,000 feet!) to the low 50s near Belfast.
Steady, heavy rain will likely continue into Monday though it is still not clear how quickly the storm will depart. The best shot at a few dry hours will be in western NH. Regardless of how much rain falls on Monday, thick overcast will linger and so too will chilly temps in the upper 40s north and mid 50s south.
Temps will finally rebound into the 70s on Tuesday with morning sunshine most likely giving way to another round of showers in the afternoon, especially in the mountains.
I know this is not what folks are looking to hear for Memorial Day weekend but it’ll be good to top up our water supplies heading into the summer.
I’ll be back with another regularly-scheduled update Wednesday morning.