Initially Soggy Weather Improves Today

Hello everyone!

We’ll start off the day soggy as breezy southerly winds tap into deep tropical moisture surging north ahead of a cold front. Rain is widespread as of this writing at 8 AM ahead of the front which runs the length of the CT River Valley. Rain will be heavy at times for all areas ahead of the front this morning, but we’ll see rapid improvement this afternoon as the front sweeps east.

HRRR Simulated Radar Forecast via Weathermodels.com

New Hampshire should ditch the rain between 10 this morning and the noontime hour. Clearing skies won’t be far behind. Farther east in Maine, expect rain to clear out between noon and 2 PM for all except far NE parts of the area which will stay ahead of the front for a little longer. The entire area should be enjoying clear skies in time for sunset.

High temperatures today will range from a little below 60 in the mountains near Sugarloaf to 75 in southern NH.

-Jack

Our Great Stretch Of Weather Continues

Hello everyone!

Today will feature another fantastic day for anyone interested in outdoor activities. Outside of just a few cirrus clouds, skies will be full of sunshine area-wide. The strong June sun will send temps up into the 70’s for everyone except perhaps the tips of the Midcoast peninsulas. Most inland areas will end up near 80, while a sea breeze keeps points NE of Portland several degrees lower. Given light large scale gradient flow today, the sea breeze will be relatively robust, which is something to keep in mind if you’re headed out on the coastal waters. Also keep in mind that while air temps are warming up, the water temperature of rivers, streams, lakes, and the Gulf of Maine remain very cold. Swimming season for most of us is still a ways off!

-Jack

More Great Weather Today

Hello everyone!

If you weren’t able to get outside yesterday to enjoy the beautiful weather, you’re in luck because today will be just as nice. High pressure building in from Canada will provide plenty of dry air and sunshine, while the high June sun angle will warm temps up to comfortable levels. Look for temps this afternoon to range from 65 along the coastline and in the mountains to 80 in the SW NH warm spots. Most of us will end up right in the 70-75 range. Aside from a few daytime fair weather cumulus, clear skies will be the rule today with no precip expected. Get out there and enjoy it!

-Jack

A Beautiful Early Summer Day Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the weather we’ve all been waiting for after a long spring filled with clouds and rain. Skies today will start off completely clear outside some very patchy fog in the CT river valley, and they will stay that way for most of the rest of the day. The one exception will be up in the mountains where more clouds will filter in this afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front. The front may be enough to touch off a few brief showers in the mountains, but otherwise its passage will go mostly unnoticed.

Highs today will range from the mid 60’s along the coast to around 70 in the mountains to around 80 in the typical SW/inland warm spots.

Enjoy the beautiful weather!

-Jack

Turning Nicer Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature improving weather as low pressure exits off to the northeast of the area. Morning rain and even some rumbles of thunder over southern NH will taper off over the next couple hours. Expect sunshine to increase from west to east during the midmorning hours, with a pleasant day well underway by lunchtime. The sunshine and cooler air aloft will support some widely scattered showers over far southern NH and adjacent parts of York County Maine during the afternoon hours, but these won’t be widespread, and those that do develop will be relatively brief.

High temps will range from 60-65 along the immediate coast to 70-75 for inland areas.

-Jack

Back To The Cooler And Unsettled Weather Today

Hello everyone!

A warm front is currently trying (and mostly failing) to make its way north through the region, and it will remain hung up over southern parts of the area for the rest of the day. The result will be mostly cloudy skies, cooler temps, and plenty of opportunities for rain. The first showers of the day are already in progress along an axis from Lebanon NH to Portland ME. These will slowly dry up over the next few hours. Dry conditions will prevail between the mid morning and mid afternoon hours as we sit between two upper level disturbances. Showers will pick up again from SW to NE during the afternoon ahead of the second disturbance. These showers will last later into tonight, and will be much heavier, dropping a quick .5-1.25″ of rain before clearing tomorrow.

High temps today will range from 55 along the coast to 60 or 65 for most of the rest of the area. The usual SW NH warm spots will jump up into the low to mid 70’s today as they enjoy the airmass behind the warm front. Those warmer temps will help to fuel more convective activity across the southern half of the area this afternoon/evening, so don’t be shocked if you hear a rumble or two of thunder.

-Jack

Cool And Quiet Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature another day of cooler temps and quieter weather as we sit on the southwestern edge of a large upper level low anchored in SE Canada. Expect mostly sunny skies to start the day for just about everyone outside of the mountains where some residual upslope cloudiness will be slow to burn off. As the day goes on, warmer air will try to push in from the SW which will result in increasing cloud cover for the entire region. Any precipitation this might produce will evaporate before it hits the ground as we continue to enjoy dry westerly flow. The best chance for a few drops this afternoon/evening will be in the mountains.

High temps today will remain cool, ranging from 50 in the north to 65 along the coastal plain. Similar to yesterday, large scale westerly flow will keep any sea breeze attempts at bay.

-Jack

Reliably hype-free weather info for Western Maine and New Hampshire from amateur forecaster Jack Sillin

%d bloggers like this: