MANCHESTER — More rain is heading toward New Hampshire, although the system is not expected to pack the same intensity as last week’s nor’easter that knocked out power for thousands of Granite Staters.
William Watson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said Sunday that the system was on target to arrive late Tuesday and rain was likely to continue through Wednesday afternoon.
Watson said the rain would be heavy at times and between a half-inch up to an inch-and-a-half of rain was expected throughout the state before the system was done. Winds were also expected around 10 to 15 mph, Watson said.
“It may be breezy at times, but it’s not going to be anything like last week,” Watson said.
Last week’s early-season nor’easter dumped several inches of rain on some areas Thursday and gusting winds knocked down trees and power lines, leaving nearly 120,000 residential and business customers without electricity before crews were able to restore service.
“Once the system clears out late Wednesday, the rest of the week does look pretty good,” Watson said.
Monday and early Tuesday were expected to be mostly clear with temperatures reaching the 60s.
Watson said scattered showers could return Friday, but temperatures were expected to remain consistent with highs in southern New Hampshire reaching the low 60s and overnight lows in the low 40s, a few degrees above normal for this time of year. Northern areas could see highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s.
“It’s still not cold enough for snow, especially down in the lower parts,” Watson said.