Dec 23, 2014 12:24 PM
Extended NH1 Forecast for Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014
Milder air settling in as it sets the stage for our next storm system. Temperatures will be well above normal usher in plenty of rain.Strong low pressure develops and strengthens to our west for Christmas Eve bringing very heavy rain and strong winds, with gusts up to fifty miles per hour.
Low-lying areas could be susceptible to flooding as well as any remaining snow as temperatures are warm enough so start the melting process. Areas in South Eastern New Hampshire could be seeing up to three inches of rain between Tuesday evening and Christmas Day.
Rainy and windy conditions will linger into Christmas Day Morning. But by the afternoon, dry air move through making for mostly cloudy skies and perhaps a passing shower at most.Milder air stays in place for Friday with clear skies, ushering in a mild and clear weekend. Then more cold air is on the way come the beginning of the work week.
Tuesday: Cloudy with a chance of light snow, changing to light sleet and light freezing rain, then light rain, highs 40-37. Christmas Eve: Cloudy with heavy rain, gusty winds, highs 53-51. Christmas Day: morning showers, cloudy throughout the day, highs 57-55. Friday: Clear skies, highs 45-40. Saturday: A passing rain shower in the morning hours, highs 44-40. Sunday: Clear skies and temperatures cool, highs 36-32.