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Forecasts are for Southern NH (Nashua) with other locations noted.
(PB = Peterborough, NH) - (KE = Keene, NH)

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:40 PM

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New Hampshire/Maine

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Maine, south central Maine,
southwest Maine, west central Maine, western Maine, New Hampshire,
central New Hampshire, northern New Hampshire and southern New

This Afternoon and Tonight.

Rainfall...and continued snowmelt in the mountains...will contribute
to river rises and the potential for some localized minor flooding
at a few headwaters locations. However, forecast points are expected
to remain below flood stage at this time.

With continued onshore flow overnight some areas of dense fog may
form. Visibility may approach one quarter mile at times...especially
south of the mountains.


Dense Fog Advisory
National Weather Service Taunton MA
420 PM EDT Wed Apr 26 2017

Central Middlesex MA-Western Essex MA-Southern Worcester MA-
Western Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA-Western Plymouth MA-
Northwest Providence RI-Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-
Eastern Kent RI-
Including the cities of Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Milford,
Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Taunton, Brockton, Foster,
Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich,
Warwick, and West Warwick
420 PM EDT Wed Apr 26 2017


* Location...Interior Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island,
including Worcester.

* Visibilities...One quarter mile to one-half mile or less at

* Timing...From 6 PM this evening to 9 AM Thursday.

* Impacts...Hazardous travel due to poor visibility.


A Dense Fog Advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile, for at least 3 hours. If
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Wednesday Night

A chance of drizzle. Cloudy, with a low around 51. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

PB/KE: A chance of drizzle. Cloudy, with a low around 48. Calm wind.





Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Calm wind.

PB/KE: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Calm wind.




Thursday Night


Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. East wind around 5 mph.




PB/KE: A chance of drizzle between 9pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.



A chance of drizzle before 9am, then a chance of showers between 9am and 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.




PB/KE: A chance of showers or drizzle before 8am, then a chance of showers between 8am and 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Light south wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%.




Friday Night


Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

PB/KE: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Southwest wind around 5 mph.







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Sunday Night




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4/26 -  6:37 PM: Some showers around the region this evening, with drizzle and fog along the coasts. The drizzle will continue but mostly in areas east of Milford NH to the coast. A dense fog advisory is up for all of eastern MA for tomorrow morning. The storm system that brought us all the rain will fall apart to our north with lingering clouds and drizzle along coastal areas into Thursday. Right now rain showers are rotating around the low off the New Jersey coast. There may well be some breaks of sun in western areas on Thursday. A warm front will try to lift north by Friday and our temps will depend on how far it gets. We could be in the upper 70s or the mid 60s. A few showers are possible. I will be posting the weekend outlook forecast above tomorrow morning. There will be NO e-mail Thursday night. They will resume next week.

Low pressure will slowly weaken and fall apart over Northern New
England allowing for overcast skies and damp conditions to
persist through Thursday night. A cold front will help to sweep
out the cool and wet conditions Friday...with a trend towards
warmer temperatures to start the weekend. That may be short
lived cooler air tries to slip back in from the
north Sunday into Monday.

A few showers, along with areas of drizzle and fog will persist
tonight into Thursday, especially along the coast. A fast
moving disturbance may bring a few more rain showers and perhaps
an isolated thunderstorm very late Thursday night into mid
morning Friday, with mainly dry and warm weather for Friday and
Saturday afternoons. A backdoor cold front crosses the region
Saturday night, bringing much cooler weather on Sunday
especially along the coast. Another cold front will likely bring
a period of showers sometime Monday into early Tuesday.


* Brief scattered showers and perhaps an isolated t-storm possible
very late Thu night into mid morning Fri

* Dry/very mild to warm temps expected by Friday afternoon

* Warm on Sat away from the south coast with the low risk for a few
afternoon/early evening t-storms

* Turning much cooler Sat night and Sun especially on the coast

* Period of showers likely sometime Mon into early Tue

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4/25 -  6:21 AM: An interesting commute down to MA this morning. Rain was falling lightly in Peterborough, Temple Mountain was fogged in, then it was raining quite hard from the eastern side of Temple to Nashua and south. Overcast, cool, and wet today with the heaviest rain continuing in the east. That rain will taper to showers and eventually drizzle and fog over night. Drizzle and a few showers Thursday morning followed by dry weather with lots of clouds around Thursday afternoon. However, there may be some sunny breaks in western and possibly central areas by Thursday afternoon. Temps in the mid 50s today, mid 60s Thursday, and the mid 70s on Friday. Still a chance for a morning shower on Friday in central/western areas.

Cloudy, cool, and wet conditions are expected today through tonight as weakening low pressure along the mid atlantic coast very slowly moves north to over Cape Cod Thursday and then into the Gulf of Maine Thursday night. Expect an inch or two of rain east of the mountains through tonight. By Thursday there will be some improvement west of the mountains with warmer temperatures arriving, while east of the mountains it will remain cloudy and cool. Improving conditions and warmer temperatures across all areas arrive for Friday. A cold front will pass through the region Saturday with Canadian high pressure following for Sunday. Another storm system looks to bring rain early next week.

Low pressure will slowly track up the east coast this morning bringing periods of rain. Low clouds along with some drizzle and fog are expected to linger tonight into Thursday especially along the coast. Very mild to warm afternoons should return Friday and Saturday, with a low risk for a few showers/thunderstorms. Much cooler weather follows Sunday, especially on the coast. Another cold front will likely bring more showers to the region sometime Monday into Tuesday.

* Low clouds/spotty drizzle Thursday with cooler temps on coast
* Mild to warm afternoons Fri/Sat with a low risk for a few thunderstorms
* Backdoor cold front brings much lower temperatures by Sunday
* Period of showers, which may be briefly heavy, sometime Mon/Tue

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Regional Weather Discussion ...

The last round of heavier April showers this morning before lessening a bit into the afternoon with still some patchy drizzle in areas later this afternoon. It won't be quite as cool today, but still in the 50s for most (but lower 60s are possible later this afternoon up north or out west if you catch a few sunny breaks).
Patchy fog and drizzle will linger tonight as temps ease back into the 40s to lower 50s. There will be a lot of moisture left in the air, so clouds will try to give way to give way to a few more sunny breaks Thursday after an overcast/foggy start. Breaks will be most successful in western and northern areas. Highs will be in the 60s.
Partial sunshine Friday (maybe a morning shower) and Saturday (risk of an afternoon shower) with warmer temps. Highs will be well into the 60s up north to 70s elsewhere. Cooler air will arrive for Sunday.

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