Flood watch and rain follow day of near-record temperatures
Gusting wind knocked down power lines and fueled brush fires across the Granite State in a prelude to a stormy week and perhaps a bit of snow in some northern areas.
Flooding is expected along rivers including the Connecticut and in urban areas where drainage can’t keep up with the volume of rain.
Curtis said Concord’s high of 79 degrees was the warmest of this year and slightly off the record of 84 degrees. Portsmouth, Nashua and Manchester each saw high temperatures of 78.
It was warm, but quite windy and the conditions kept firefighters and power crews busy.
Brush fires have been common in the past week or two as leaves on forest floors have dried enough to be quite flammable. On Monday, the conditions were worse, with wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph whipping up the flames in scattered brush fires in areas including Concord, Dunbarton, Deering and Dover.
The wind also caused scattered power outages when gusts were strong enough to knock down power lines.
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