Mar 30, 2015 10:51 PM
NH1 7-Day Forecast for March 31, 2015
NH1 Chief Meteorologist - NH1.com
What is the deal? While most of the nation is basking in spring time warmth, we are still stuck in the cold across New England! In fact, it is just part of the same old pattern we have been in since the winter, but without the big snow storms thankfully. This winter pattern is simply running out of time.
Still, even in late March snow flakes were flying from the air today. Light accumulating snows in the White mountains. A cold front will push off the coast early Tuesday AM with cool, dry WNW winds. Sunshine returns for Tuesday. A nice fair weather day with a breezy mix of sun and clouds with highs in the mid 40's on average. A Clipper will track south of New England and behind it building high pressure will follow from Canada keeping the push of colder air coming right into New England. Wednesday will be much cool, but bright and sunny with high altitude clouds. Highs will be in the upper 30's and lwr 40's.
It is the end of the week where we will be teased with some of the warmest air of the years. As the high pulls off the coast, milder SW winds will allow temps to climb to near 50 with some increasing clouds. The push of milder spring like air continues into Friday with highs climbing to near 60 or above! The chances for precipitation will also increase for the end of the week. The best chance of showers will come Thursday night into Saturday morning. Rain could be heavy at times with potential for .50-1" of rain. The snow and ice will continue to melt away under these kind of conditions. Drier cooler weather will return for the second half of weekend...just in time for Easter Sunday! Looking for longer sustained spring warmth?> Never easy in New England after a winter like this. We are seeing signs of a wholesale pattern shift with more ridging along the east coast and warmer temperatures for the middle to end of the month of April!