Monday’s weather: Rain will stall out over New England today, with a high of 65; flood watch issued

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Monday’s Weather

Today a front will stall over southern New England providing a cool, cloudy, and rainy Labor Day.

If you’re heading out today give yourself some extra time for rainy travel conditions. Rounds of rain could result in minor flooding of urban, low-lying, and poorly drained areas.

  • WHAT…Flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.
  • WHERE…Portions of central and southern New Hampshire, including the following areas, in New Hampshire, Western and Central Hillsborough. In central New Hampshire, Belknap, Merrimack and Strafford. In southern New Hampshire, Cheshire, Coastal Rockingham, Eastern Hillsborough and Interior Rockingham.
  • WHEN…Monday through Tuesday afternoon.
  • IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.
  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Multiple rounds of showers will continue today with steadier rainfall tonight into tomorrow will lead to rainfall totals of 2 to 3 inches on average. Locally higher amounts in excess of 4 inches are possible.
  • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… You should monitor later forecasts on Manchester Ink Link and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

5-Day Outlook Sept. 5-Sept. 9

Labor Day: Cloudy and cooler with periods of rain (.50″). High 65 Winds: NE 5-10 mph
Monday night: Cloudy with periods of rain (.50″). Low: 57 Winds: NE 5-10 mph
Tuesday: Cloudy with some morning showers. High 69 Winds: NE 5-10 mph
Tuesday night: Some clearing. Low 54 Winds: Light & Variable
Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny and warmer. High 78 Winds: E 5-10 mph
Wednesday night: Clear & cool. Low 53 Winds: Light & Variable
Thursday: Mostly sunny & nice. High 82 Winds: SSW 5-10 mph
Thursday night: Clear & cool. Low 55 Winds: S 5-10 mph
Friday: Mostly sunny & pleasant. High 85 Winds: Light & Variable
Friday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 58 Winds: Light & Variable

Weather Patterns We’re Watching

Temperatures will average above normal Thursday into the weekend.

The Great Outdoors Weather Report

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Summits above 4,000 feet in Northern New Hampshire Today:

Summits obscured. Showers likely. Highs in the mid-50s. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Elevations between 2,500 and 4,000 feet in Northern New Hampshire Today:

Summits obscured. A chance of showers in the morning then showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid-50s. East winds up to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Photo/Jeffrey Hastings

Beach Forecast

Weather: Cloudy with rainy periods.

U.V. Index: Low.

Thunderstorm Potential: None.

High Temperature: In the mid-60s.

Wind: Northeast winds around 10 mph.

Surf height: Around 2 to 3 feet.

Rip Current Risk: Low.

Water temperature: 66 degrees.

Tides for Hampton Beach: High 7.7 feet (MLLW) 06:50 AM Low 1.0 feet (MLLW) 01:05 PM.

Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Forecast for Lake Winnipesaukee

Northeast winds around 5 mph. Waves around 1 foot. Showers likely. Much cooler. Near steady temperature in the lower 60s. Chance of rain 60 percent. Thunderstorms are not forecast for this period. Water temperature 73 degrees.


About this Author


Rick Gordon

Rick is a native of Red Hill, PA, and is a former Chief Meteorologist at WMUR-TV. He currently teaches ninth-grade physical science at Central High School. His past adventures in weather-watching include a stint as on-air meteorologist for WSEE in Erie, PA; meteorologist with D&M Weather Services in Pittsburgh, PA; AccuWeather in State College, PA; and weather guy for KDKA radio in Pittsburgh. He studied meteorology at Millersville University in Lancaster, PA (aka God’s Country) and currently lives in Wells Beach, Maine.