Weekend Outlook: July 29 – August 1, 2022

We really need some rain, and some of us will get a little, but not nearly enough, and for the most part, it shouldn’t impact your weekend plans.

Drought conditions are worsening across the region, and little improvement is expected for a while. Image provided by the National Drought Mitigation Center.

A few showers and thunderstorms are likely through this evening as a weak disturbance moves through, then skies may start to clear out a bit. Friday likely starts off with some sunshine, but a stronger front will be approaching. Another round of showers and thunderstorms is likely late Friday and into Friday night. Some models are showing the potential for the front to linger near the South Coast and keep the showers going through the night, but given the ongoing drought and recent trends, we’re not expecting a lot of rain, and it will likely be done before daybreak.

Some beneficial rain may fall in southern New Hampshire, but the rest of the region needs a lot more. Image provided by Weathermodels.com

High pressure builds in for the weekend and into Monday. This results in plenty of sunshine, warm temperatures, and fairly low dewpoints. In other words, nearly perfect weather for the end of July and start of August. There are some indications that heat and humidity will return next week, but we’ll worry about that in our Weekly Outlook early Monday.

Dewpoints will be in the 50s across much of the region Saturday afternoon. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Thursday night: Some showers or thunderstorms around in the evening, then becoming clear to partly cloudy. Low 64-71.

Friday: Morning sun, then clouds return with some showers and thunderstorms possible late in the day. High 84-91. Offshore: Southwest winds 10-15 knots, seas 2-3 feet, visibility 1-3 miles in late-day showers.

Friday night: Showers and thunderstorms during the evening, skies start to clear out late at night. Low 61-68.

Saturday: Plenty of sunshine. High 81-88. Offshore: West winds 5-10 knots, seas 2-4 feet.

Saturday night: Clear skies. Low 59-66.

Sunday: Sunshine and some afternoon clouds. High 82-89. Offshore: Southwest winds 10-15 knots, gusts to 20 knots, seas 2-3 feet.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Low 62-69.

Monday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 86-93. Offshore: Southwest winds 5-15 knots, seas 2-3 feet.

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