NH1 First Alert Weather: Quiet, Cold Weather Heading Toward Weekend
Ski areas are doing great right now due to the recent fallen snowfall with expanding open terrain and temperatures cold enough to resume snowmaking. Many of our northern mountains picked up around 8-18 inches of snow within the past three days. That's plenty of powder skiing to enjoy in this early season off the beaten paths!
Temperatures are starting off cold in the teens Thursday. Winds will be lighter today as the storm continues to pull away, but the upper level trough will remain over us right through the weekend. Pieces of energy will dive into this trough that will periodically provide just enough lift for clouds and maybe scattered snow showers.
One weak low is tracking across the south coast of New England early this morning. Areas across south, northeast may see some areas of light snow as this low pulls off the coast. New Hampshire will remain dry with a mix of clouds and sun and highs in the lower to mid 20s by afternoon. Breezy winds from the northwest will redevelop over us again today as the low pulls away reinforcing the cold arctic air in place.
Weak ridging returns Friday. It will be partly sunny with temperatures still quite cold for this time of year and frigid temps for the overnight lows. A weak clipper will push through Saturday with some clouds and a few scattered snow showers possible. High pressure will return for Sunday with increasing sunshine and highs in the lower 30s.
The persistent trough will help to keep things cool and a bit unsettled, but overall a fairly quiet pattern leads into the start of next week with a slight moderation to the airmass as well. We will have to watch the middle part of next week for a more significant disturbance by next Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. This could come with another round of snow inland and some rain at the coast. This also will come with a more significant shot of cold Arctic air for the middle to end of next week.