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Monday

A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Light west wind becoming northwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

 

 

 

PB/KE: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly between noon and 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Light northwest wind becoming west 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

 

 


 

Monday Night

A chance of showers between 1am and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

 

 

 

PB/KE: Partly cloudy, with a low around 42. Calm wind.

 

 


 

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 72. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

PB/KE: Partly sunny, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Calm wind.

PB/KE: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Calm wind.

 

 

Wednesday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

PB/KE: A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph.

 

 


 

Wednesday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

PB/KE: A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

 

 

 

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6/01 -  7:00 AM:  Welcome to June. Doesn't feel like June with temps at 35° here in Peterborough, NH this morning. Today is the anniversary of the Springfield MA Tornado...see the history panel above. Today is also the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane season. See the hurricane panel above for activity throughout the season. This morning, low RH and calm winds have allowed for freezing or near-freezing readings across northern and central areas of NH and ME. This morning after the freeze or frost advisories expire, the drier air mass will support a quick warm-up into the mid 50s north to mid 60s south. This is a few to several degrees lower than normal for this time of year. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy today with light to slightly gusty NW winds. There may be a few showers across the area. Tonight, another night of calm winds and low dew points may result in readings around the mid 30s north to the lower to mid 40s south. On Tuesday, temperatures will be a few degrees warmer than today, with highs in the mid 60s north to upper 60s/lower 70s south. Skies will gradually become cloudier as the day goes on with a short wave trough approaching. Precipitation will be scattered ahead of a warm front, but again not expecting much in the way of rainfall.
Long Range: June started out on a frosty note this morning as we sit beneath a cold upper trough with air flowing straight out of the Arctic. This trough moves east with time where it sharpens into a full fledged low which loops back in through the Maritimes and into northeast Canada. Meanwhile out west our next warm bubble is brewing in the desert Southwest where an upper ridge is building, with this warm air gaining moisture over the Great Plains as it heads northward. Eventually some of this warmth and moisture spills around the top of the ridge and into our area from the west later in the week. However, that pesky low over eastern Canada will actually retrograde far enough west to dislodge another shot of cooler air out of the Arctic for this weekend, though not as cold as the current one! Stay tuned.
See the June Almanac and the current rainfall totals. The tropics are coming active. See the Tropical Panel above.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
High pressure will bring cool and mostly dry weather today. A
weak upper level disturbance will bring the chance for showers
Tuesday night and Wednesday. Some warmer air spills into the
area for the last half of the week, but another cold front this
weekend brings a return to cooler weather.

SYNOPSIS...MA
A weak disturbance approaches from Canada today. After a dry
start to the day, a period of clouds and scattered light showers
will develop late morning and afternoon, then dissipate early
tonight. Midwest high pressure then brings drier weather to
Southern New England tonight. Clouds return on Tuesday. Not a
washout but a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms
midweek followed by drier but warm weather Thursday, this
occurring behind a departing weak cold front. Scattered showers
and thunderstorms may return Fri and Sat ahead of the next cold
front. Dry, less humid and cooler weather likely follows Sunday
behind the departing front.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/...

340 AM update ...

Highlights...

* Late Wed aftn/eve - not a washout but possible Showers/T-storm

* Thursday - could be the pick of the week, warm but dry

* Fri/Sat - not a washout but possible showers/T-storms

* Sunday - Dry, less humid & cooler weather likely

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5/31 -  6:19 PM:  So long May. I've seen better. Cooling down quite a bit tonight with some patchy frost possible. If you have plants outside, you may want to take them in. Broad cyclonic flow aloft will continue through tonight with a cool Canadian air mass. NW flow will subside this evening as deep mixing is lost from daytime heating. The biggest sensible weather concern tonight is if it will get cold enough for frost. Confidence is higher for the valleys and cold hollows across the mountains and foothill regions with dew point temperatures currently below 32F. One positive thing is gradient winds will continue. There are frost advisories for northern NH and NW Maine for tonight. Another wave of low pressure will cross the region Monday. This wave could spark a few isolated showers or sprinkles, but very low chances of any measurable precipitation with this feature. Confidence is higher that it could bring a period of clouds though. Besides this weak wave in the general cyclonic flow the forecast looks benign with another cool day as NW flow continues. Winds could gust up to 20 mph during peak heating, overall a descent day is on tap. Quiet weather expected on Monday night and it will be another cool, with some patchy frost possible once again for the Western Mtn areas, but things will trend a few degrees warmer compared to tonight. Most areas will drop down into the low 40s under mostly clear skies. Tuesday will be mainly dry with increasing clouds as a weak system approaches from the northwest. Weak warm air advection will set up ahead of this system leading high temperatures approaching 70 and increasing chances of showers late Tuesday into Tuesday night. This system will pass to to our southeast Wednesday morning with some drying during the day, especially over northeastern zones. Another weak system will approach from the northwest Wednesday night and exiting Thursday morning bringing another chance for showers. Thursday into Friday look dry with temperatures climbing into the upper 70s to low 80s. Another disturbance approaches Saturday bringing a chance of showers. Stay tuned.
See the June Almanac and the current rainfall totals. The tropics are coming active. See the Tropical Panel above.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
High pressure will bring cool and mostly dry weather
today and tomorrow. A weak upper level disturbance will bring
the chance for showers late Tuesday into Tuesday night. A
warming trend is expected by mid-week with seasonable
temperatures returning along with the chance for showers.

SYNOPSIS...MA
Quiet and chilly tonight across southern New England as high
pressure builds in from the Ohio River Valley. A weak
disturbance approaches from Canada for Monday, causing a period
of clouds and scattered showers. Cooler, drier weather then
prevails through Monday night. Unsettled midweek with rising
temperatures and chances for showers Tuesday through Thursday.
Highest chances for rain, with even a low risk for
thunderstorms, expected on Wednesday. Trending cooler late next
weekend.

Highlights...

* Chilly tonight across southern New England due to clear skies
and light winds. Could see some patchy frost across the higher
elevations of the interior.

LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
Highlights...

* Generally unsettled Tuesday through Thursday, but big
uncertainty on timing. Couldn`t discount showers any time,
though somewhat higher chances (even a few embedded
thunderstorms) on Wednesday.

* Warming trend to temperatures through this workweek, then a
cooldown for late next weekend.


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Regional Weather Discussion ...

Manchester NH:

It looks like we start the first week of June with a gradual warming trend and a faster moving pattern.

Any clouds early today will give way to some sunshine and a northwesterly breeze. After the chilly start, temps will get back into the 60s this afternoon (50s far north) with a small chance of a passing shower.

After another cool night tonight (34-46 for lows) sunshine early on Tuesday will give way to increasing clouds throughout the afternoon. Rain showers will work in from the west during the evening hours. It will turn milder, and reach the low 70s in southern NH.

Rain showers will continue across southern NH early on Wednesday, however most of the day will be mostly cloudy and dry as highs climb into the 70s statewide.

Sunshine and warmer temperatures return for the end of the Thursday and Friday, with highs in the lower to middle 80s. Showers and thunderstorms are expected for the start of the weekend.


 

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