Cool And Cloudy Today

Hello everyone!

We’ll remain on the outside edge of a strong ocean storm today, which means that we’ll see plenty of cloud cover along with cool temps and NNE breezes. Thankfully, the system will be just far enough south that the region should stay mostly dry. The one exception to this will be later this afternoon near the NH/MA border where some showers are possible. Some patches of clear sky are noted on satellite imagery this morning over much of NH as well as the Maine mountains. Expect this sunshine to be short-lived during the morning as more clouds rotate onshore over the next few hours.

Highs will be warmest where the sunshine hangs on the longest in the CT River valley. Temps there will rise into the low 60’s. Most of the rest of the area will see temps in the mid to upper 50’s.

-Jack

Cooler And Cloudier Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature cooler temps and cloudier skies as an ocean storm begins developing off to our south. While that system won’t be close enough to bring us any rain today (with the possible exception of a shower or two in Southern New Hampshire this afternoon), we’ll still be stuck with its effects for the next four days.

As a result, expect morning sunshine to become obscured by cloud cover over the next few hours as clouds arrive from the south. A NE breeze will develop later in the afternoon which will keep a steady supply of cool air moving into the region. Between the clouds and this incoming cool air, high temps will be on the lower side today, ranging from 60 in areas east of Augusta to 55 along the NH/MA border.

-Jack

Drier Weather Arrives Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the return of drier weather as yesterday’s cold front slowly sags offshore and winds switch around to the north/northwest. As a result, any showers lingering along the coastline will be departing over the next hour or two, and the region will remain dry for the rest of the day.

The front’s thick cloud layer will take more effort to remove from the area today as a wave of low pressure develops along the front to our south. Clearing will take place from north to south today, though I doubt that Southern New Hampshire actually sees much if any sunshine. The farther north you are, the nicer your day will be.

High temps will range from 55 in the mountains to 65 along the coastal plain.

-Jack

Steady Rain Arrives Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the arrival of yet another cold front as low pressure tracks well to our north through Quebec. This front will be tapping into some moisture from the deep tropics, which means it will be able to provide a steadier and heavier rainfall event compared to what we’ve seen recently.

Radar imagery shows showers now entering the mountains, with the bulk of the rain still back across New York. It will take a while for the rain to arrive today, and the coast actually may stay mostly dry until this evening. I think the high resolution model guidance has a pretty good handle on when the rain will arrive, so I’ve included a loop below that runs from 10 AM to 10 PM showing the slow SE push of rain throughout the day.

Along with the rain, expect overcast skies today as a result of the cold front. The exception may be some brief periods of sunshine near the NH/MA border this morning. Those brief sunny breaks will help push temps up towards 70 in that part of the area, while most of the rest of us will top out within a few degrees of 60. Cooler temps, between 50 and 55, are expected in the mountains.

Skies will clear tomorrow as the front shifts offshore.

-Jack

Clouds Increase Again Today

Hello everyone!

This time of year, we expect to see frequently changing weather as frontal systems pass through with a higher frequency than either summer or winter. That’s exactly what we’ll be seeing today as yet another cold front begins its approach from the west.

Ahead of the front, we’ll see increases in both temperatures and cloud cover, as well as the chance for some showers later in the day. Those showers will likely enter the mountains during the mid/late afternoon hours (3-5 PM) before weakening as they move east. Steadier and heavier rain will arrive from the southwest tomorrow.

High temps today will range from 55 in the north to 65 in the south.

-Jack

Picture-Perfect Fall Weather Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature absolutely phenomenal weather for this time of year as strong Canadian high pressure crests over the region. Expect morning fog in the CT River valley and adjacent parts of NNH to burn off over the next couple hours. Those areas will join the rest of the region in enjoying full sun for the remainder of the day. High temps will range from 50 in the north to 60 in the south with light winds region-wide.

If today isn’t a perfect day to head outside to see the foliage, I don’t know what is. Enjoy!

Tomorrow we’ll see more clouds and some showers as our next cold front approaches from the west.

-Jack

Cooler Air Continues To Arrive Today

Hello everyone!

Cooler air will continue to pour into the region on northwest winds today as an area of low pressure races off to the east. This low won’t be intense enough to bring very strong winds, but you’ll still notice the breeze as you head out and about. Temps and dew points will continue to fall as the new airmass moves in, with highs ranging from the low 40’s in the north to the upper 50’s along the coastal plain. Cloud cover will slowly diminish as that low moves farther offshore, with the best chance for a few hours of sunshine being along the coastal plain where downsloping will help dry and warm the lower levels of the atmosphere.

-Jack

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

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