Who’s ready for record heat? We are on the brink of much milder air moving into the region on Saturday, with highs expected to rise into the 50s and even top 60 in some places.
Before we get there, Friday is our transition day: the clouds will gradually give way to the sun, bringing our temperatures well above 40 degrees Celsius, although it takes most of the day to get there.
Areas of low clouds and dense fog will fill in Friday night as temperatures drop into the mid to upper 30s, although a few locations in northern New England will be near or just below freezing, so watch for black ice development in the central/ northern New Hampshire and central/northern Maine.
Record hot Saturday
As the clouds and fog dissipate on Saturday, which could last until midday or early afternoon, we’ll see our temperatures climb into record territory. As a cold front moves in later in the day, we’ll need to avoid isolated showers, a few showers and maybe even a general thunderstorm between 2pm and 8pm from the northwest to the southeast across the region.
We’ll be a bit “cooler” in the back on Sunday, but still above average, with highs in the low 40s to around 50 degrees south. It should be noted that the tides from the new tide are astronomically high, which will result in some splashes and areas of minor coastal flooding during the afternoon high tide cycles on Saturday and Sunday.
Snowstorm Coming Next Week: How Much Will Mass., NH Get?
Temperatures will continue to moderate on Monday before a cold front moves in from eastern Canada. This front will bring cooler air and also affect the ocean storm developing to our south.
It looks like the storm will move close enough Monday night into Tuesday for a period of rain and snow to develop, although the exact track will determine how much, if any, snow we receive. A track farther offshore would result in lower totals and possibly only snow in far southern New England, while a track closer to the coast would mean some higher totals inland with a mix of rain.
However, as it leaves, cooler air arrives and returns to reality next week with highs only around 30 degrees.
Next weekend looks unseasonably cool and dry with highs in the low 20s to low 30s, as shown in our exclusive 10-day forecast.