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I am based in Peterborough, NH, but the main forecasts (for now) are for Nashua, NH and the region. I send out an e-mail every Thursday that covers the upcoming weekend forecast. I also send out advisories when issued by the NWS to this list. You will NEVER get SPAM or e-mail from anyone else. I don't share my mail list with anyone. If you'd like to be a part of that mailing, send your e-mail address to: Mail List

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Monday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 56. Northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

PB/KE: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. West wind 8 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.


Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

PB/KE: PB/KE: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.


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Sunny, with a high near 65. West wind 5 to 7 mph.

 

 

 

 

PB/KE: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. West wind 5 to 7 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

 


Saturday Night

A slight chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. West wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

 

 

 

PB/KE: A slight chance of showers before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Southwest wind 6 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

 

 

 

Sunday

A slight chance of showers after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 56. West wind 7 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

PB/KE: A slight chance of showers after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 14 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

 

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Partly cloudy, with a low around 41. West wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

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10/25 - 10:02 AM: Weak high pressure builds into the region today then departs tonight. Partly to mostly sunny skies, seasonably mild in the low to mid 60s. Temps are about 5° above normal for late October. Tonight a cold front will sweep across the region. Not much moisture associated with this front but a few showers are expected. Blustery weather for Sunday with winds out of the northwest. Cold air aloft will destabilize during the afternoon and that will produce clouds and a few sprinkles. Highs on Sunday in the low to mid 50s. Turning colder for Sunday night and Monday before mild air surges north for the mid week period. Then turning much colder late this week into Halloween.
SYNOPSIS...
A WEAK RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS THE REGION
TODAY PROVIDING SUNSHINE AND MILD WEATHER. A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP
ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT AND MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY A FEW SHOWERS.
DRY...COOL AND BLUSTERY WEATHER FOLLOWS SUNDAY INTO MONDAY...BEFORE
TEMPERATURES MODERATE TUESDAY AND ESPECIALLY BY WEDNESDAY. A COLD
FRONT MAY BRING A BRIEF PERIOD OF SCATTERED SHOWERS WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOLLOWED BY MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES THURSDAY
INTO FRIDAY.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...
HIGHLIGHTS...

* DRY AND COOL MON
* REMAINING DRY BUT MILDER ON TUE
* UNSEASONABLY MILD WED WITH SOME 70 DEGREE READINGS POSSIBLE
* PERIOD OF SCATTERED SHOWERS POSSIBLE WED AFTERNOON AND/OR EVENING
* TURNING MUCH COOLER BY NEXT THU AND FRI

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10/24 - 6:28 PM: Low pressure finally begins to move into the Maritimes and away from the region. It has been a wet October so far with 6.00" or rain recorded here in PB thus far. Clouds will decrease tonight and we'll have a bright sunny day, mild, on Saturday. Looks like winds remain light so it should be a delightful day. A weak system tracking to our north on Saturday night will drag a weak cold front across our region. That will bring a few showers Saturday night and drop temps a few degrees for Sunday. Sunday looks like a sunny day but blustery winds out of the northwest will make it feel colder Highs Saturday in the low 60s, highs Sunday in the upper 50s. Looks like we'll turn dry and mild into the first half of next week. Halloween looks wet at the moment.
SYNOPSIS...
LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE INTO THE MARITIMES TONIGHT. A WEAK RIDGE
OF HIGH PRESSURE PROVIDES DRY AND SEASONABLY MILD WEATHER
SATURDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT
AND MAY BE ACCOMPANIED BY A FEW SHOWERS...THEN DRY AND BLUSTERY
WEATHER FOLLOWS FOR SUNDAY WITH WARMING EARLY NEXT WEEK. A COLD
FRONT MAY BRING SHOWERS TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. HIGH
PRESSURE BRIEFLY VISITS ON THURSDAY WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR A LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM IN OUR VICINITY AT THE END OF THE NEXT WORKWEEK.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...

* MAINLY DRY AND SLIGHTLY COOLER THAN NORMAL ON SUNDAY
* HIGH PRESSURE PREVAILS ON MONDAY
* CHANCE FOR SHOWERS TUE NIGHT/WED WITH A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE
* POTENTIAL FOR LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN OUR VICINITY AT THE END OF
NEXT WEEK

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10/24 - 6:55 AM: Showers, fog, and drizzle will continue this morning. The showers should taper off before noon and we'll be left with a cloudy day. Some breaks of sun are likely from west to east later in the day. The winds will pick up tonight as this powerful Nor'Easter heads off into the Gulf of Maine and then out to sea creating a pressure gradient between itself and high pressure trying to build in behind it. Decreasing skies tonight with partly sunny conditions expected Saturday. Expect my regular e-mail blast some time this morning.
SYNOPSIS...
THE EARLY SEASON COASTAL STORM THAT BROUGHT STRONG WINDS AND
HEAVY RAINS TO THE REGION THU WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE SLOWLY OUT TO
SEA TODAY. SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS THIS MORNING WILL DRY UP
AND GIVE WAY TO JUST CLOUDY SKIES THIS AFTERNOON. A WEAK RIDGE OF
HIGH PRESSURE PROVIDES DRY AND SEASONABLY MILD WEATHER
SATURDAY.BEHIND THE FRONT...DRY BUT BLUSTERY WEATHER FOLLOWS FOR
SUNDAY WITH WARMING EARLY NEXT WEEK. A COLD FRONT MAY BRING MORE
RAIN LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY.

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Regional Weather Discussion ...

The last weekend of October is here, and we've said goodbye to that Nor'easter and brought in improvement just in time!

The start of the weekend looks great with sunshine and a few clouds along with milder temps (mid 50s far north to low/mid 60s far south).

A weak disturbance will move through tonight with a couple of scattered showers. In the wake of that system, it will be breezy and cooler on Sunday with the cloud/sun combo. A shower or two will be possible (mostly in northern areas).

Early next week will be dry and seasonable before temps climb Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of the next front on Wednesday.

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