Today’s forecast headline comprises some of the saddest words in the English language but here we are. A weak “cold” front attempted to cross the region last night but only got about as far as the foothills. The remains of this boundary have been supporting lots of clouds and a few widely scattered showers this morning. Over the next few hours, expect shower coverage to continue waning while clouds stick around especially closer to the coast. The first spots to see clearing will be along the Canadian border where the sun should be peeking out shortly.
This afternoon, the general pattern of cloudy skies near the coast and sunnier skies inland will continue as another batch of showers pops up in the warm and increasingly muggy airmass. The best odds for a couple showers will be in the foothills and along the coastal plain, with special emphasis on southern NH where showers may be able to grow tall enough to produce lightning and gusty winds. Overall though most of us will stay mostly dry and those that do see rain won’t deal with it for very long.
High temps today will range from the upper 60s along the Midcoast to the mid 70s up north to the low 80s in the usual interior warm spots.