Saturday April 30 2022 Forecast (8:02AM)

DAYS 1-5 (APRIL 30 – MAY 4)

Last day of April – last day of impact from low pressure spinning offshore. The wind will be down from yesterday but it’s still to be cool with some clouds rotating around the back side of the low pressure area in our sky. Sunday, high pressure builds in with a very lovely day to start the month of May. Monday, low pressure in the Great Lakes stretches its way toward New England via New York, and as we often see in a pattern when things are not moving rapidly, this system gets pulled apart with the old low hanging back and its frontal system stretching out and trying to form a new low as it passes by. It will partially fail in that atmospheric endeavor but not enough to spare us from a cloudy sky by later Monday along with a risk of some light rainfall that night. I expect that the new low that does form, a fairly small and weak one, will exit the area early Tuesday as the old original low moves away via eastern Canada, with a little bubble of high pressure moving in to improve our weather during that day. But things at that time will start to move a little more quickly as the pattern evolves into a block that features high pressure in Canada and low pressure systems moving eastward to the south of that, so that our next unsettled weather system is already moving in Tuesday night into Wednesday with more rain.

TODAY: A lobe of high clouds dims the sun north to south this morning. Sunshine and passing clouds this afternoon. Highs 51-58. Wind N 5-15 MPH, higher gusts possible midday and afternoon.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy evening. Clear overnight. Lows 34-41. Wind NW under 10 MPH.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 60-67. Wind W 5-15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 42-49. Wind variable under 10 MPH.

MONDAY: Increasing clouds. Highs 57-64, coolest coast. Wind SE 5-15 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT: Cloudy. Periods of light rain. Patchy fog. Lows 48-55. Wind E up to 10 MPH.

TUESDAY: Clearing. Highs 60-67. Wind variable becoming SW up to 10 MPH.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Clouding up. Chance of rain overnight. Lows 46-53. Wind SE up to 10 MPH.

WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with a chance of rain morning. Breaking clouds afternoon. Highs 55-62, coolest coast. Wind S 5-15 MPH shifting to NW.

DAYS 6-10 (MAY 5-9)

Large-scale pattern: Blocking with high pressure in eastern Canada and slowly eastward-moving low pressure areas to the south of that. We’re vulnerable to unsettled weather especially in the late May 5 to early early May 8 time frame. Doesn’t mean clouds and precipitation the entire time. It means we’re vulnerable to unsettled weather. Some of this activity may stay to the south. Temperatures below normal.

DAYS 11-15 (MAY 10-14)

Similar pattern, weak blocking favoring cooler than normal temperatures. Must watch systems coming from the west, but they may be weak and/or pass to the south keeping us on the drier side.

Friday April 29 2022 Forecast (6:24AM)

DAYS 1-5 (APRIL 29 – MAY 3)

On we go with the upper low spinning about just to our east, keeping us breezy and cool for the last couple days of April. These conditions mean that brush fire danger will be on the high side as well. High pressure nudges eastward to bring a fair and milder day to start off May and end the weekend. A weak low pressure area arrives from the west later Monday with some threat of wet weather, but this should move out on Tuesday with fair weather returning.

TODAY: Intervals of sun & clouds. Highs 50-57. Wind NW 10-20 MPH, higher gusts.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 38-45. Wind NW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

SATURDAY: Sun/cloud mix. Highs 51-58. Wind NW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 38-45. Wind W up to 10 MPH.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 60-67. Wind W 5-15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 42-49. Wind variable under 10 MPH.

MONDAY: Increasing clouds. Afternoon rain showers possible. Highs 60-67. Wind S 5-15 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT: Cloudy. Rain showers likely. Lows 48-55. Wind S up to 10 MPH.

TUESDAY: Clearing. Highs 60-67. Wind W up to 10 MPH.

DAYS 6-10 (MAY 4-8)

Unsettled weather with the passage of low pressure and a frontal system May 4, with another episode of unsettled weather later May 5 into May 6. Cooling trend expected.

DAYS 11-15 (MAY 9-13)

Similar pattern, weak blocking favoring cooler than normal temperatures and a tendency to be on the dry side.

Thursday April 28 2022 Forecast (7:24AM)

DAYS 1-5 (APRIL 28 – MAY 2)

An upper level low pressure area – a pool of cold air – will sit just east of our region over the next 3 days. We’ll be on its western flank and vulnerable to cloudiness generated by it, along with breezy conditions and cool weather. Finally this system pulls to the east and we are calmer and milder by Sunday, the first day of May. Will that last through Monday? Probably not. Looks like another low pressure system will be waiting to move in by then as things start to move west to east again, but at this point it looks minor.

TODAY: Partly sunny. Highs 50-57. Wind N 10-20 MPH, higher gusts.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 37-44. Wind NW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs 50-57. Wind NW 10-20 MPH, higher gusts.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 38-45. Wind NW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

SATURDAY: Sun/cloud mix. Highs 51-58. Wind NW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 38-45. Wind W up to 10 MPH.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 60-67. Wind W 5-15 MPH.

SUNDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear. Lows 42-49. Wind variable under 10 MPH.

MONDAY: Increasing clouds. Afternoon rain showers possible. Highs 60-67. Wind S 5-15 MPH.

DAYS 6-10 (MAY 3-7)

High pressure dominates eastern Canada. Slowly eastward-moving weather systems dominate our pattern. Unsettled episodes most likely early May 4, later May 5 into May 6. Mildest early period, then a cooler trend again.

DAYS 11-15 (MAY 8-12)

Overall pattern looks similar with very little overall change to the set-up, resulting in kind of typical mid-spring weather with no extremes of temperature or major storminess, but a couple episodes of unsettled weather.

Wednesday April 27 2022 Forecast (7:17AM)

DAYS 1-5 (APRIL 27 – MAY 1)

Down to 4 days in April, and we’ll experience the effect of a blocking pattern for them. Low pressure exiting today sits east of New England through Saturday. We’ll be on the drier, cool side of it, but with it still close by today we have the chance of a shower, and a lobe or two of energy coming around its back side may introduce a brief shower threat to our region sometime in the coming 3 days, but I feel it’s a small enough threat to really just emphasize the periodic cloudiness we’ll be dealing with, as chances are most places don’t see any shower activity on those 3 days. Blocking opens up enough to nudge high pressure eastward into our area by Sunday, starting May off with a very nice day.

TODAY: Mostly cloudy to partly sunny. Brief passing rain showers possible. Highs 52-59. Wind N to NW 10-20 MPH, higher gusts.

TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 38-45. Wind NW 10-20 MPH.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 50-57. Wind N 10-20 MPH, higher gusts.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 37-44. Wind NW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs 50-57. Wind NW 10-20 MPH, higher gusts.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 38-45. Wind NW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

SATURDAY: Sun/cloud mix. Highs 51-58. Wind NW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 38-45. Wind W up to 10 MPH.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 60-67. Wind W 5-15 MPH.

DAYS 6-10 (MAY 2-6)

The pattern looks like it will present some blocking but also some movement. High pressure in eastern Canada and areas of low pressure moving eastward to the of that. Those disturbances will bring unsettled threats to us about every other day during this period, though timing will be difficult until it gets closer. Temperatures near to slightly below normal for the period as a whole.

DAYS 11-15 (MAY 7-11)

A similar pattern should continue to the one described just above and fine-tuning will take place as we get closer.

Tuesday April 26 2022 Forecast (7:35AM)

DAYS 1-5 (APRIL 26-30)

A milder day today but clouds dominant and eventually some wet weather likely later in the day into tonight as a low pressure system and cold front move in from west to east. This system will make it through by early Wednesday, and any wave of low pressure that I previously thought may keep us wet into Wednesday morning will be weaker and later-forming, so it looks mainly dry, breezy and cooler for Wednesday, other than just a chance of a brief shower from some instability in the atmosphere. While the progressive pattern is indeed slowing down and evolving into more of a blocking one, but we’ll find ourselves on the dry and cool side of it into late this week…

TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers possible in southwestern NH and north central MA this morning, then anywhere during this afternoon. Highs 57-64. Wind S 10-20 MPH.

TONIGHT: Cloudy. Showers likely. Patchy fog. Lows 45-52. Wind variable 5-15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. A brief passing shower possible. Highs 52-59. Wind N to NW 10-20 MPH, higher gusts.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 38-45. Wind NW 10-20 MPH.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 50-57. Wind N 10-20 MPH, higher gusts.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 37-44. Wind NW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs 50-57. Wind NW 10-20 MPH, higher gusts.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Lows 38-45. Wind NW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

SATURDAY: Sun/cloudy mix. Highs 51-58. Wind NW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.

DAYS 6-10 (MAY 1-5)

The blocking element of the pattern doesn’t look like it will be that strong, so leaning toward increasingly progressive movement of weather systems. This leads to a warming trend the first few days of May, eventually a shower threat, and return to cooler weather toward the end of the period, based on current timing expectations. This is not a high confidence forecast, however.

DAYS 11-15 (MAY 6-10)

Looking for a progressive but not fast-flowing upper level pattern. One or two unsettled weather systems will bring shower threats to the region. Temperatures, while variable, should average fairly close to normal.