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Cooler temps return this week

New Hampshire Union Leader

September 23. 2018 10:05PM

The first week of fall is here, along with temperatures more fitting of the season.

James Brown, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said overnight temperatures will drop to the mid-40s early in the week, with daytime highs in the mid-50s today and low 60s Tuesday.

“It’s going to feel much more seasonable,” Brown said Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to return to the 70s on Wednesday, when as much as an inch of rain could fall. The mercury dips back to the 60s on Thursday.

“Considering the warmth we had earlier in the month, we’re probably just going to knock the average down and won’t be so above-normal anymore,” Brown said. “It will probably knock off enough that we’re not going to be five or six degrees above normal, which we’ve been running all month long.” The seasons officially changed Saturday at 9:54 p.m. with the autumnal equipnox.

Northern areas have already experienced freezing temperatures. Southern areas could be looking at frost in the coming weeks as temperatures continue to drop, Brown said.

“It’s pretty close to the time of year when you would expect one,” Brown said.


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