Bring It! The Sun and Warmth That Is
Posted by Chris Lambert
Quite the light show in many towns this morning with thunderstorms rolling on through. Many of those storms are offshore by 7AM, with a few linger showers/storms near the coast/ Cape ending by 8-9AM. Those storms are with the leading edge of warmer air that comes sliding in this afternoon. With a west wind at 10-15mph, with occasional higher gusts, no sea breeze kicks in today as temperatures make a run toward 70!
Beyond Today, it's complicated. The geographical difference between temps in the 40s & 50s and temps in the 70s to near 80, won't be that much Wednesday-Friday. It all depends on where the front sets up. One thing to keep in mind this time of year, with cold ocean waters and a deep snow pack still across northern New England and Canada, the cold air tends to press these fronts farther south. I think the cold air wins out by Thursday and Friday.
Here's how I expect it to play out: Wednesday will vary greatly depending on location. Cape Ann is stuck near 50, but we'll reach well into 60s in southern Worcester County and Bristol County. Towns in between average in the upper 50s, with a tendency to cool in the afternoon/evening along the coast. That cooler weather, and even a few showers and pockets of drizzle take over for all areas by Thursday. The best chance of heavier rain comes Friday with an area of low pressure riding along the front just to our south. Being on the colder side of the front with a northeast wind, I think we'd be hard pressed to get out of the 40s. Yuck! 1-1.5" of beneficial rain is expected with SNOW across the higher elevations of central New Hampshire!
At least it dries out for the weekend!