Severe Tstorms run through northern New England on Saturday night – NBC Boston


A potentially dangerous storm moved across northern New England on Saturday evening, prompting storm warnings in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Severe thunderstorm warnings persisted for several hours in all three states, with the last expiring at 9 p.m.

An earlier tornado warning had been issued for Southern Coos County in northern New Hampshire, but expired before 7:45 p.m.

Several severe thunderstorm warnings were also issued earlier in northern and central Vermont, including 60 mph winds and quarter-hail.

The same high pressure system that has brought cold air in recent days has moved south and is generating a strong southerly wind, sustained at 20-25 mph but stronger especially around Cape Cod and the islands where we can have gusts in excess of 50 mph – causing irregular damage and power outages.

In addition to the combination of the current dry weather with strong wind and low relative humidity, the National Weather Service has issued a red flag for Southeastern New England. This means that sparks from cigarettes or the like can cause a fire that can get out of hand very quickly.

Another thing we need to watch out for today is the threat of a thunderstorm in northern New England around lunchtime. A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Vermont until 9 p.m. Winds are expected to reach up to 70 mph in some areas.

A strong low is crossing Quebec, it will push a cold front into northern New England and we could have thunderstorms that generate winds of 55 to 65 mph. The greatest threat runs from central Vermont to western Maine between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Thunderstorms will subside to showers over central New England overnight, then the front will move through the South Coast region without any precipitation late this evening.

Another very strong and cold high pressure system will move tomorrow with blue skies and high temperature in the low 50s to 60s. Much less windy, northeast 10-20mph.

Hurricane Delta landed in category two in Cameron, Louisiana last night. The same location or category for Hurricane Laura struck on August 27.

The residual moisture from the hurricane delta will merge with this front we just talked about, as it recedes as a warm front on Monday.

The wind will increase from the east and temperatures will drop in the 1950s with rain from the southwest to the northeast.

We also have another front coming from the Midwest, the combination of all these different weather systems can keep the rain from continuing until Tuesday. That means parts of New England could see inches of rain next week.

Monday’s cold air will rebound to nearly 70 ° midweek, before cooling with another front at the end of the week until next weekend, as our first 10-day alert shows.


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