A Little Bit Unsettled Today

Hello everyone!

We’ll sit in a bit of weather limbo today as a tropical storm develops off the NC coast to our south, high pressure slips offshore to our east, and another cold front starts crossing the Great Lakes to our west. None of these systems will be close enough or strong enough to totally dominate our weather, so they’ll have to share. The tropical storm thankfully looks to be moving northeast away from the coast as it gets going later today. That said, it will influence our weather by adding a lot of moisture to the air (more aloft than at the surface thankfully) to our south. The high pressure system will keep the heaviest/steadiest rain to our south, but won’t be able to keep us entirely dry. That’s because the third system, that cold front over the Great Lakes, will add a south-southeasterly component to the winds which will push the moisture, clouds, and showers from the Gulf of Maine onshore.

Right now, it looks like southern/coastal areas will see the brunt of the clouds and showers, though clouds are thickest over NH this morning. Showers are most likely this afternoon, and while they may be heavy at times they won’t last super long in any given place. Head to the northeastern foothills or mountains for better chances of sun and dry conditions.

The clouds will hold temps down a bit especially near the coast, with highs in the low to mid 60s near the coast and upper 60s to low 70s up north.

-Jack

Clearing and Cooler Today

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Today will feature clearing skies and cooler temps as drier air moves in from Canada. Look for morning clouds to give way to sunshine relatively soon, especially over NH. By noon, everyone should be enjoying sunshine. A few clouds might try to pop up over southwestern NH, where a shower can’t quite be ruled out later this afternoon. Otherwise though, look for temps in the upper 60s to low 70s and generally great weather.

-Jack

Potentially Significant Severe Thunderstorms Today

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Today will be the most exciting weather we’ve had in a while as a cold front appears to slice through the region at just the right time of day with just the right amount of energy to support potentially significant severe weather.

It’s pretty cloudy out there this morning, but we should see some breaks in the overcast as we get closer to midday. By early in the afternoon, temps will range from the mid 70s up north to the low 80s in southern NH with just a few cooler outliers in the mid 60s along the Midcoast.

Radar imagery this morning shows scattered shower activity along the Midcoast with a line of stronger storms up near the Canadian border. Expect both batches of precipitation to weaken and slide east this morning, with mostly dry conditions developing by midday. The primary band of thunderstorms will arrive from the west around 2-3 PM for the mountains before spreading southeast later in the afternoon.

Today’s storms will be capable of producing damaging winds, hail, and possibly even a tornado or two over southern parts of the area. This is of course in addition to the menu of hazards presented by even “garden variety” thunderstorms (lightning and heavy rain). So keep an eye to the sky this afternoon and have a way to receive warnings if they are issued for your area. The strongest storms should be departing offshore by sunset with cooler and drier air filtering in from the north.

-Jack

Clouds Filter Back In Today

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Our fast-paced early-fall weather pattern continues to keep things interesting as our next storm system arrives from the west starting this afternoon. That means morning sunshine will gradually fade to clouds this afternoon, with the potential for some showers especially over in northern NH. Winds will flip around to the southeast which will help keep temps a bit cooler, ranging from the low/mid 60s along the coast and up north to the mid 70s in western NH.

-Jack

Warmer and Unsettled Today

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A cold front will approach from the west today, leaving us with warmer and more humid air as well as weather that’s a bit more unsettled. Skies will feature a mix of sun and clouds as the front crosses the region. This morning, look for more clouds north and better opportunities for sunshine to the south. This afternoon/evening will see a reversal of fortunes with the front’s clouds moving towards the coast and drier air working into the mountains.

There won’t be a ton of rain associated with the front, but some showers are possible especially midday up in the mountains where the best overlap of forcing and fuel will be for convection. We might even see a rumble or two of thunder, but overall there looks to be too little in the way of atmospheric “juice” to support much of a thunderstorm threat.

Temps will rise into the upper 70s down south and low/mid 70s up north.

-Jack

Improving Weather Today

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Today will feature improving weather as last night’s storm departs to the east and Canadian air reclaims its rightful perch overhead. Look for morning showers to depart the Midcoast over the next couple hours, with clouds following behind around midday. The afternoon looks mostly sunny with highs in the 60s (low up north, upper along the coast) although a couple clouds seem likely to pop up along a subtle secondary boundary along the coast early in the afternoon. A couple of these clouds may produce some brief showers. NW breezes will be noticeable and may help to keep clouds stuck in the mountains a bit longer this morning.

-Jack

Mild and Rainy Today

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Today will feature mild and rainy weather as moisture from powerful Hurricane Larry surges northwest and crashes into the leading edge of a cooler/drier airmass from Canada. Scattered showers are showing up on the map this morning over our area, while steadier and heavier rain lurks down over southern New England. Expect that steadier rain to advance northward today, arriving in the mid/late afternoon. Rain will become heavier especially this evening and especially along the coast as a new storm develops east of Cape Cod. High temps should sit within a few degrees of 70 for most spots today, with dew points stuck in the low-mid 60s.

-Jack

Milder and More Humid Air Briefly Returns Today

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Today will feature the brief return of warmer and more humid air as a cold front approaches from the west and we get more of a southerly wind direction. Look for high temps ranging from the mid 60s along the Midcoast to the low 80s in southern NH and interior SW Maine. Skies will generally feature a mix of sun and clouds for most of the day, with clouds slowly becoming more widespread as we head deeper into the afternoon. Showers will start to approach from the west around sunset, but most of the rain should hold off until after dark. We’ll get a decaying line of thunderstorms overnight with very little impact as the front passes overhead. Cooler and drier air returns tomorrow!

-Jack