Weather: Break in the rain clouds later Friday afternoon, late night showers, then sunny weekend ahead

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Friday’s Weather

The low that produced the wet weather last night will slowly pull away to the northeast today. Drier air on a gusty northwest wind will move in today with even colder air tonight. For the first morning of May temperatures will be in the upper 30s with the wind making it feel like 28.

Weather Outlook, April 30 – May 4

Today: Showers ending then some afternoon sun. High 63 Winds: W 15-25+ mph

Tonight: Windy and turning colder, with some showers Low 38 Winds: WNW 15-25 mph

May Day: Mostly sunny & breezy High 60 Winds: NW 15-20 mph

Saturday night: Some clouds with a passing shower Low 44 Winds: WSW 5-10 mph

Sunday: Some sun, breezy & warmer High 71 Winds: W 10-20 mph

Sunday night: Partly cloudy Low 49 Winds: NW 5-10 mph

Monday: Mostly cloudy High 60 Winds: WSW 10-15 mph

Monday night: Mostly cloudy with a few showers Low 53 Winds: SW 5-10 mph

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy High 65 Winds: WNW 5-10 mph

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with showers Low 47 Winds: N 5-10 mph

Weather Patterns We’re Watching

The first weekend in May will be dry with a warming trend into next week.

What is a severe thunderstorm?

Severe thunderstorms are officially defined as storms that are capable of producing hail that is an inch or larger or wind gusts over 58 mph. Some severe thunderstorms can produce hail larger than softballs or winds over 100 mph, so please pay attention to the weather so you know when severe storms are possible. Thunderstorms also produce tornadoes and dangerous lightning; heavy rain can cause flash flooding.

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About 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. Drop him a line at .