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Gusty winds, heavy rain Wednesday


A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Wednesday evening for parts of southern and eastern New Hampshire. The warnings were issued by the National Weather Service for Strafford and Carroll counties and expire at 8 p.m.Other warnings for Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Cheshire counties expired at 7:15 p.m. NWS said 60 mph winds and penny-sized hail is possible. If you’re in the warning zone, move indoors and away from windows on the lowest floor possible. This comes as New Hampshire is contending with heavy rain and strong wind gusts this evening. Some areas saw patchy drizzle early Wednesday morning, but the heaviest precipitation began moving in during the afternoon.The rain will be heavy at times. Roadway ponding and isolated downpours are possible.>> Weather alerts Before noon, a building southerly breeze pushed temperatures into the upper 40s to low 50s in some spots, and in all areas by early evening. The winds will gust up to 45mph in some spots with more scattered power outages likely.A wind advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday for the entire state.>> Interactive RadarA snow shower is possible in some areas overnight, especially in northern and western NH. Snow showers are possible at any time up north on Thursday with a brief snow shower possible elsewhere. It will be windy and chilly, though, with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s, but it will feel colder than that with the wind.It will be bright and chilly on Friday before the next chance for rain occurs Saturday. There is still some uncertainty on timing and intensity, but it does appear the precipitation will fall as mostly rain, as temperatures likely climb over 50 in spots Saturday.After morning snow showers in northern areas Sunday, it will be breezy and sunny for most spots Sunday afternoon. Be weather aware: Download the WMUR app for Apple or Android devices and turn on push notifications. You can choose to receive weather alerts for your geolocation and/or up to three ZIP codes. In addition, you can receive word when precipitation is coming to your area.Follow the Storm Watch 9 team on social media:Mike Haddad: Facebook | TwitterKevin Skarupa: Facebook | TwitterHayley LaPoint: Facebook | TwitterJacqueline Thomas: Facebook | TwitterMatt Hoenig: Facebook | Twitter

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Wednesday evening for parts of southern and eastern New Hampshire.

severe thunderstorm warning

The warnings were issued by the National Weather Service for Strafford and Carroll counties and expire at 8 p.m.

Other warnings for Hillsborough, Merrimack, Rockingham and Cheshire counties expired at 7:15 p.m.

NWS said 60 mph winds and penny-sized hail is possible. If you’re in the warning zone, move indoors and away from windows on the lowest floor possible.

This comes as New Hampshire is contending with heavy rain and strong wind gusts this evening. Some areas saw patchy drizzle early Wednesday morning, but the heaviest precipitation began moving in during the afternoon.

The rain will be heavy at times. Roadway ponding and isolated downpours are possible.

>> Weather alerts

Before noon, a building southerly breeze pushed temperatures into the upper 40s to low 50s in some spots, and in all areas by early evening. The winds will gust up to 45mph in some spots with more scattered power outages likely.

A wind advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday for the entire state.

>> Interactive Radar

A snow shower is possible in some areas overnight, especially in northern and western NH. Snow showers are possible at any time up north on Thursday with a brief snow shower possible elsewhere. It will be windy and chilly, though, with highs in the upper 30s to low 40s, but it will feel colder than that with the wind.

It will be bright and chilly on Friday before the next chance for rain occurs Saturday. There is still some uncertainty on timing and intensity, but it does appear the precipitation will fall as mostly rain, as temperatures likely climb over 50 in spots Saturday.

After morning snow showers in northern areas Sunday, it will be breezy and sunny for most spots Sunday afternoon.

Be weather aware: Download the WMUR app for Apple or Android devices and turn on push notifications. You can choose to receive weather alerts for your geolocation and/or up to three ZIP codes. In addition, you can receive word when precipitation is coming to your area.

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