Heat Begins to Build Today

Hello everyone!

To be quite frank, we have a rotten stretch of weather ahead here in New England. The Bermuda High, which has been mercifully docile for most of the summer, will flex its wretched muscles beginning today sending a hot and humid airmass our way.

There are plenty of clouds scattered around the region this morning especially farther north and east in Maine. This means that most areas east of the border will enjoy one more day of bearable temperatures, with the probable exception of York and western Cumberland counties. Highs in the rest of Maine look to top out in the mid to upper 70s with cooler values along the Midcoast where low clouds will be augmented by some fog and winds will remain onshore. Farther west in southern NH, temps will spike into the mid to upper 80s with dew points in the low to mid 70s. This will feel, in one word, miserable.

As far as precipitation goes, some showers are sliding into western NH this morning. I expect these to remain weak, but new showers and storms will pop up again this afternoon over the mountains. Some of these could make it as far south as the foothills of central NH and western ME, but most spots south of say Concord-Portland should remain dry. I don’t see much in the way of a severe weather threat from these storms but gusty winds are possible in addition to heavy rain and lightning. Showers will generally fade around/after sunset, though temps won’t fall much overnight.

Tomorrow’s weather looks absolutely brutal with more heat and humidity sticking around into Friday. Saturday looks to be the day of glorious relief as a cold front moves in from the west. Hang in there.


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