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Friday

A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 86. Light southeast wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

PB/KE: A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

 


 

Friday Night

Showers. Low around 71. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

PB/KE: Showers. Low around 70. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

 

 

 

Saturday

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. High near 86. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

PB/KE: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 84. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.


 

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. South wind around 5 mph.

 

 

 

PB/KE: A 30 percent chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

 


 

Sunday

A chance of showers between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 90. South wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

 

 

 

PB/KE: A chance of showers between 8am and 2pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. South wind around 5 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

 

 


 

Sunday Night

A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 68. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

PB/KE: A chance of thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

 



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7/10 -  8:32 AM:  Another warm and humid day ahead. Here in Peterborough, NH we had a heat index of 96° yesterday. Looks like Tropical Storm Fay will track to our west. That means less total rainfall, but still appears to be more than an inch of rainfall for Southern NH. Other impacts along the coastal plain will be gusty winds, high sur, and possible tornadoes to our west. See Weather Panel #1 above. Wind gusts, even here in the Monadnocks, may be strong. Fog and stratus cover much of the ME coastal plain, as well as parts of SW and central NH. The fog should gradually thin thru the first part of the morning , but will likely take until mid morning for the stratus to break. Any sun will likely be brief in southern NH, with cirrus moving and thickening midday to early afternoon. Max temps were tweaked down a degree or two in southern zones, just to cover the lingering early clouds, and their impact on heating. Models continue to push what`s left of Fay further west, with the center moving up the Hudson valley of NY. This will keep the heaviest rain to our west. Still will see several bands of showers/thunderstorms move thru overnight, especially across NH, and there is potential for some torrential downpours. These will become more prevalent across western and central ME closer to daybreak. It will be generally mild and muggy night with lows in the mid 60s to low 70s. Saturday will see the center of Fay moving from to Montreal. Should see bands of precip associated with it lift N thru the morning. Depending on how much clearing can occur to help enhance destabilization further, could see some strong to severe storms Sat afternoon, especially over central and southern NH. Highs on Sat range from the low to mid 80s in NH and interior SW Me to low-mid 70s on the mid coast. Quite warm and humid weather expected in the long term. The remains of tropical storm Fay will move into southern Canada Saturday night. A trough will remain to our west keeping us in a very warm and humid air mass scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected through the weekend. A shortwave will move through the area Monday afternoon spreading another round of showers and thunderstorms into the region. Some thunderstorms will have very heavy rain. Both the Euro and GFS indicating that upper level low pressure will remain over the region through Wednesday and possibility into Thursday will will keep the chance of showers and thunderstorms in the area. By Friday the flow aloft becomes zonal.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
Hot and humid today with a chance of isolated showers or
thunderstorms. More widespread showers and thunderstorms will
move in tonight through Saturday as the remains of tropical
storm move well to our west. An upper level trough will keep the
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the forecast into early
next week.

SYNOPSIS...MA
Tropical Storm Fay will bring heavy rain to the region later today
and especially tonight. There is the potential of some flooding
mainly across western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. Most
of the rain will come to an end by mid morning on Saturday, but it
will be quite humid and a few strong thunderstorms are possible
later Saturday afternoon across western Massachusetts and northern
Connecticut. Beyond Saturday, things remain unsettled with
periodic shower and thunderstorm chances through the first half
of next week. Less humid conditions for Monday and Tuesday.
Heat and humidity returns on Wednesday and Thursday.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...
Highlights...

* Breezy and drier on Sunday with a few thunderstorms

* More widespread showers and thunderstorms return Monday before a
drying trend mid week

* A bit of a break in the heat and humidity Monday into Wed before
more heat and humidity return late week

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7/09 -  6:06 PM:  Warm and sticky overnight as a tropical air mass with dew points in the 70s remain across the region. No relief on Friday from the humidity, though temps will be a bit lower due to the cloud cover. NHC has initiated tropical storm warnings for TS Fay...but the most important point is that functionally does not change the forecast locally. The main threat continues to be the potential for heavy rainfall...though a track farther W would limit that potential. This storm will then track up the coast bringing rain to our region by Friday night. deterministic guidance has shifted west with the track of this low, with some options keeping the low entirely west of our forecast area. Feel this is probably a bit to aggressive and have leaned towards a more easterly track which brings the core of the heavy precipitation through our region late Friday night and into Saturday. With a deep tropical moisture feed Flash flooding will be a threat overnight Friday into Saturday especially across the southern part of the area. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for MA. I expect NH to do the same. 12Z models track with tropical moisture continues to shift somewhat from run to run on Saturday. Latest guidance trends shift the bulk of the moisture just west of our region and across western most New England or eastern New York State Saturday morning. However, much uncertainty continues as to exactly where this tropical moisture will advect. The possibility of localized flash flooding continues for Saturday morning, but again, the location or confidence of an axis of heavy rainfall is relatively low at this time. If the system does track west of our region, it does open the possibility of dry intrusion to its east. This may allow for sunshine and increased destabilization. Therefore, the possibility of damaging winds and locally heavy rainfall will persist through the afternoon hours. Stay tuned for updates.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
Hot and humid conditions are forecast again for Friday, with
isolated showers and storms. Widespread moderate to possibly
heavy rainfall is expected Friday night and through Saturday as
a remnant tropical system nears. An upper level trough may bring
scattered showers or thunderstorms early next week to the
region.

SYNOPSIS...MA
Tropical Storm Fay will likely impact the region late Friday
into Saturday with heavy rain, potential flooding, and perhaps
isolated severe weather, which all depend on its exact track
and strength. Beyond Saturday, things remain unsettled with
periodic shower and thunderstorm chances through the first half
of next week. Less humid conditions for Monday and Tuesday.
Heat and humidity returns on Wednesday and Thursday.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...
Highlights...

* A pair of cold fronts bring breezy conditions on Sunday and
Monday with the chance for thunderstorms.
* Tuesday could be the pick of the week with dew points falling
into the 50s in the interior.
* Typical mid summer-like pattern with increasing heat from
Wednesday onwards.


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Regional Weather Discussion ...

Manchester NH:
The humid stretch rolls on for a while with shower and storm chances...the greatest chance looks like later tonight as Tropical Storm Fay lifts northward.
Some morning sunshine today, before clouds with a few scattered showers and thundershowers develop during the afternoon in advance of a tropical system off the coast, Tropical Storm Fay. Highs will be in the 80s with the higher humidity still in place.

The best chance of downpours and thunderstorms with this system lifting northward is tonight into the early to mid-am on Saturday. With enough downpours and storms, flash flooding will be possible. Locally, there is the potential of 1-2” of rain and some stronger overnight thunderstorms.

Once the tropical wave exits by mid morning Saturday, look for clouds, some hazy sun along with a warm and tropically humid feel for the rest of Saturday with scattered thunderstorms likely across NH in the afternoon and evening. Highs again will be in the 80s.

Sunday into Monday look hazy, hot, and humid with a pm thunderstorm possible each day.

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