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Last blast of summer? Heat expected to return this week

New Hampshire Union Leader

August 26. 2018 8:18PM
Sean Delisle, of New Boston, his son Ethan Delisle, and Ella, cross Route 114 in Goffstown during a family biking outing Sunday afternoon. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)

Summer is heating up again in New Hampshire.

Temperatures are expected to climb into the 90s this week, with another spell of high humidity making for a muggy end to August.

“It’s going to be a lot like we’ve already seen this summer,” said Eric Sinsibaugh, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.

Sinsibaugh said dew points will reach the 60s and climb even higher.

“Anytime you start reaching mid to upper 60s, people start feeling it. By the time you reach the low 70s, it’s just plain miserable,” Sinsibaugh said.

The Granite State has enjoyed a bit of a cooling trend lately, but Sinsibaugh said Sunday that the heat is coming.

Highs today could reach the low 90s; Tuesday and Wednesday are both expected to be around 95 degrees, Sinsibaugh said. The humidity is expected to roll in today and stick around until Thursday, when severe storms with potential for damaging winds are possible.

The storms could lead to a slight cool-down for the weekend, but Sinsibaugh said another round of hot weather is expected to return.

“All indications are it’s going to stretch into September,” Sinsibaugh said.


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