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Your Daily Forecast

Three Days at a time

Updates twice per day, weekdays, by 8:00AM and again by 7:30PM.
9AM and 7PM on Weekends.
Forecasts are for Southern NH (Nashua)  to Keene NH with other locations noted.
(PB = Peterborough, NH) - (KE = Keene, NH)
The Weekend Outlooks are added every Thursday morning. (Forecasts through Sunday)

Warnings and/or Advisories

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Hazardous Weather Outlook/Special Weather Statements :

Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Gray ME
355 AM EDT Wed May 18 2022

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355 AM EDT Wed May 18 2022

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 Hampshire.

Today and tonight.

Low relative humidity values and breezy conditions will combine to produce near-critical or critical fire weather conditions today. Although the threat is expected to be limited given recent rainfall, conditions may dry quickly given low humidity and wind.

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Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
322 AM EDT Wed May 18 2022

CTZ002>004-MAZ002>024-026-RIZ001>008-190000- Hartford CT-Tolland CT-Windham CT-Western Franklin MA- Eastern Franklin MA-Northern Worcester MA-Central Middlesex MA- Western Essex MA-Eastern Essex MA-Western Hampshire MA- Western Hampden MA-Eastern Hampshire MA-Eastern Hampden MA- Southern Worcester MA-Western Norfolk MA-Southeast Middlesex MA- Suffolk MA-Eastern Norfolk MA-Northern Bristol MA- Western Plymouth MA-Eastern Plymouth MA-Southern Bristol MA- Southern Plymouth MA-Barnstable MA-Dukes MA-Nantucket MA- Northern Middlesex MA-Northwest Providence RI- Southeast Providence RI-Western Kent RI-Eastern Kent RI- Bristol RI-Washington RI-Newport RI-Block Island RI- Including the cities of Hartford, Windsor Locks, Union, Vernon, Putnam, Willimantic, Charlemont, Greenfield, Orange, Barre, Fitchburg, Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence, Gloucester, Chesterfield, Blandford, Amherst, Northampton, Springfield, Milford, Worcester, Foxborough, Norwood, Cambridge, Boston, Quincy, Taunton, Brockton, Plymouth, Fall River, New Bedford, Mattapoisett, Chatham, Falmouth, Provincetown, Vineyard Haven, Nantucket, Ayer, Foster, Smithfield, Providence, Coventry, West Greenwich, East Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, Bristol, Narragansett, Westerly, Newport, and New Shoreham
322 AM EDT Wed May 18 2022

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS TODAY FOR NORTHERN CONNECTICUT, RHODE ISLAND AND MUCH OF MASSACHUSETTS AWAY FROM THE COAST...

A very dry airmass combined with gusty winds will result in elevated fire weather concerns today. Northwest winds will gust up to 25 mph, especially during the morning to early afternoon hours before gradually diminishing. Minimum relative humidities will drop to around 20 percent away from the immediate coast.

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Sunny, with a high near 71. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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Sunny, with a high near 66. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Wednesday Night

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Increasing clouds, with a low around 47. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

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Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday

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A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 62. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

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A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 8am. Cloudy, with a high near 59. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

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Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming northwest after midnight.

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Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

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Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

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Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

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New England Weather Discussion

(With thanks to the surrounding National Weather Service Offices)
Current Temperature: 57.0°F (2.7) 
High Temperature for the day: 57.0 at 11:14 AM.
Low Temperature for today: 46.7 at 5:55 AM.
Rainfall Today: 0.00 inches

Current Dewpoint: 28.2°F (-2.9)
Find all of my instrument readings here.
Last update:  5/18 - 7:35 AM

Atop Mount Washington blwoing snow was reported, the temperature was 21 degrees, with winds blowing at 75 MPH, gusting to 92 MPH.
Otherwise temps were in the mid 40s across southern NH and in the 50s south of the border under clear skies.
Cool and drier today with higher fire danger (See the advisory panel) and that gusty wind will continue into tonight.
Clouds will quickly increase and lower from southwest to northeast overnight tonight ahead of a wave of low pressure that will pass through the region on Thursday. Most of the area will remain dry through tonight, but NH could see some showers toward daybreak. Overnight lows will range from the upper 30s to low 40s across the north and mid to upper 40s toward the south, which is on the warmer side of guidance due to the increasing cloud cover.
Showers will continue to overspread NH and ME from west to east through the morning and afternoon as forcing increases from the wave aloft and a warm front lift north through the area. Have stuck pretty close to hi-res guidance by having the highest rain chances across northern areas and gradually tapering off to toward southern NH and SW ME. With the warm front crossing through, temperatures will recover some as flow turns southerly, but still limited to the 50s for most.
Temps may reach the 90s on Saturday.
After a quick hitting system exits east Thursday night, a significant warming and moistening trend takes us through the weekend culminating in a potent cold frontal passage. At least some potential for strong storms and locally heavy rainfall exists this weekend... but much of this will rely on how FROPA (Frontal Passage) timing ends up, along with the normal uncertainty being at the day 4-5 range of the forecast. High pressure builds in thereafter with trending back down to normal and clearing conditions to start the next work week.

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Regional Synopsis

SYNOPSIS...
Conditions clear up today with gusty northwest winds and dry conditions. A weak wave crosses the area Thursday bringing showers to the area, exiting quickly which will allow for a nice day on Friday as temperatures trend above normal. This weekend is expected to be warm and humid with chances for afternoon showers and storms, first in the mountains... and then more widespread by Sunday as a cold front drops through the region. The start of the next work week will be marked by high pressure with cooler, and drier, weather expected.

SYNOPSIS...
Dry weather, low humidity and seasonably mild conditions persist across southern New England Wednesday. Thursday will feature cool and cloudy conditions, with rain in the morning, then tapering off in the afternoon from west to east. A significant warmup then begins Friday, peaking this weekend with 90 degree highs possible on both Saturday and Sunday. A cold front arrives late Sunday, with the chance of showers and thunderstorms. More seasonable temperatures return for the start of the new work week.

SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM THURSDAY/...

* Widespread rain Thursday morning, tapering off in the afternoon

LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...

Highlights...

* Warming trend begins Friday with 90+ degree highs possible on both
days this weekend. Daily record highs may be challenged.

* Cold front arrives later Sunday with the chance for showers and
thunderstorms. More seasonable temperatures return for the start
of the new work week.

Live Weather Readings

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Regional Weather Discussions

Updated once in the morning-These are provided by the NWS, WMUR-TV, or me...
Manchester NH - 5/18 - 7:26 AM

The cooler, drier air continues as the breeze comes out of Canada for one more day. After some showers Thursday, another big surge in the temperatures with humidity heading into the weekend.

Another comfortable day with sunshine and breezy conditions today. Highs will be mainly in the 60s (to near 70 south). The northwesterly wind will gust over 25 mph again this afternoon before settling down this evening.

Clouds will start to fill in tonight with lows in the 40s.

Thursday will be cooler with some showers around, but it shouldn't be an all day rain. Highs will only in the 50s to lower 60s.

The summer heat moves back in for the end of the week. With some sunshine Friday, temperatures will get back between 74-84.

It looks like we are set up for a hazy, hot and humid weekend. Highs will be in the 80s to lower 90s Saturday... similar temperatures and humidity Sunday with a chance of late day storms.

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