Warmer Friday – Snow Possible Tonight

Good morning!

Expect highs between 42-57, coolest in the typical mountain locations, and warmest in coastal Maine (from the Midcoast S/W) through southeast NH, eastern MA and RI. Expect skies ranging from mainly sunny in southern New England (plus SE NH and the SW Maine coast) to mostly sunny for much of Northern New England. Along and north and west of the mountains, expect mostly cloudy to full cloudy skies. The region on the whole can expect very gusty winds up to 40 mph.

Tonight, there will be a chance of snow for mostly mountainous Northern New England (plus the Berkshires of Western MA). However, 6-hour QPF values indicate either rain or snow showers may exist well into southern NH, southwest Maine and northern/northeast MA (away from the immediate coast). Precip type will depend on the timing: later tonight, higher chance of snow. Earlier, more likely rain.

Enjoy your Friday!

-Nathan

Evening Rain Today

Good morning!

Today’s high temperatures will be between 37 and 57, with the usual NH/Maine high elevations being the coolest, and far southern New England being the warmest; under cloudy skies. Let’s dive right into this rain event:

Timing

Showers will overspread Southern New England plus Vermont and New Hampshire through late morning and early afternoon, and overspreading Maine in the early to mid afternoon. By the evening commute this evening, expect a widespread steady rain, with some heavy rain being a possibility. Through late evening the focus for the widespread showers will be over Maine, and there, the widespread rain will end in the mid-overnight hours (between 1 and 2 am). Scattered showers will continue through Friday and Saturday, mainly in Northern New England, but northern parts of Southern New England may see showers Friday night.

Precip Type

Snow showers possible Friday night-Saturday morning. Other than that, rain.

Rain

Expect up to 1″ rain with this system, again mainly today through tonight. Mainly steady rain, some heavy rain, to scattered showers for Fri/Sat.

Snow

For areas that see it, expect a trace to 1″; 1-3″ is possible in the higher elevations of northern New Hampshire. If snow showers make it down to northern parts of SNE, don’t expect any accumulation except maybe in the Berkshires.

Wind

Wind won’t be a big factor with this system – expect mainly gusts up to 20 mph for today.

Have a great day!

-Nathan

Closer to Average Temps; Rain Update

Good morning!

With increasing clouds, expect highs to range between 48-61, with much of the region being in the 50s.

Let’s take a look at the incoming storm…again…this will be very brief.

Locations Impacted

Southern New England, as well as southern New Hampshire and coastal Maine.

Timing

Scattered showers begin in SNE this evening. The steady rain comes in overnight tonight, peaks mid-morning Wednesday, and then winds down Wednesday evening.

Rainfall

Expect rainfall amounts mainly on the order of 0.25″ to 0.5″, with some spots in eastern MA seeing isolated amounts near 0.75″, where isolated heavy rain is possible.

Wind

Gusty NE winds up to 25 mph are likely, with gusts to 40 mph near the eastern and southeast MA coast and 50 mph along it, which has prompted a Wind Advisory for coastal MA.

Summary

Low impact system, merely a nuisance. It’ll blow leaves around, yes; it might blow away loose objects outside near the MA coast. The wind and rain in eastern MA may cause some minor pains during the Wednesday morning commute. However, even if there was a big commute tomorrow (Veterans’ Day means many people will be off the roads), this would still be relatively low impact, with only isolated heavy rain.

Have a great Tuesday!

-Nathan

Tuesday Night-Wednesday Rain Event Update

Good evening!

Apologies for this being really late – homework on top of my great-grandmother turning 85! But, here it is…. an update on the forthcoming event. This will be quite brief and abbreviated.

Locations Impacted

This currently looks like a deal for MA/CT/RI as well as southern and east-central NH and southern Maine. Vermont, Northern Maine, and Northern and West-Central NH look to be mainly off the hook here.

Timing

Rain moves in mid to late evening tomorrow, and winds down late afternoon to mid evening on Wednesday for the areas affected.

Rainfall

Expect widespread rain up to one half inch (mainly up to .25″ along the northern and westernedge of rainfall). Rainfall amounts between 0.5″ and 1″ will be the rule in coastal Maine, coastal NH, eastern MA and RI; localized amounts over 1″ are possible in Eastern MA. Isolated bouts of heavy rain are possible, primarily in eastern MA.

Wind

Expect gusty northeast winds up to 25-30 mph for the majority of southern and eastern New England, with gusts to 40 mph possible for parts of interior eastern MA; coastal eastern and southeast MA may see gusts up to 50 mph which has prompted a Wind Advisory for those coastal regions.

Have a good night!

-Nathan

Another Warm Beauty

Good morning!

Expect highs today in the upper 40s in the northern mountains, and 50-63 elsewhere, under sunny skies.

I’ll try to do a post this evening regarding rain threats for this week.

Have a great Monday!

-Nathan

A Mix of Sun and Clouds Today

Good morning!

With a mix of sun and clouds (highest cloud concentration Northern New England, more breaks of sun Central/Southern New England), and widely scattered showers, expect highs to be between 55-77, coolest northern Maine, warmest interior Southeast NH (and perhaps a scattered location in Southwest ME), into Northeast MA to Boston. Winds will become gustier throughout the day as a cold front nears.

Have a great Friday!

-Nathan

Very Abnormal Warmth Today

Good morning!

For those north of the Mass Pike (I-90) and west of a line extending from near Portland, Maine northward to the Canadian border (and somewhat beyond into Quebec) along with northwest Maine and northeast NH, expect mainly sunny skies with highs 66-75, except 60-65 in the mountains covered by that (Mt. Washington will even reach the mid 50s!) It’ll be a great day for outdoor activity.

South of the Mass Pike, expect highs 64-70 as dense fog this morning will slow heating and some clouds may hang around for the rest of the day.

Now east of that Portland, Maine line I noted (also including NW ME): you will have a stalling warm front. North of it, expect highs between 53-65. South, see above. Either way, clouds will begin building in eastern and central Maine later this morning into this afternoon, with some very isolated pockets of drizzle or showers possible – limited moisture with the front will cause that.

Have a great Thursday!

-Nathan