Feb 15, 2017 11:52 PM
NH1 First Alert Weather: A much needed break comes for NH after 3 snowstorms
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
Waking up to some slippery travel Thursday morning, but this should be a fairly quick clean up and we will be quickly on our way to better days ahead!
Heaviest of the snow overnight was confined across eastern New Hampshire. Some area farther inland saw very little in the way of snow. A very localized snowfall event based around this band of snow which once again hit Maine with over a foot of snow.
Some areas in Carroll and Stafford Counties are waking up to 6-10" of snow this morning, while areas like Nashua or Manchester are more like 1-3". Some in the SW portion of the state seeing barely any snow at all. So it's a big difference between the have's and have not's. In some cases it is just a matter of miles.
Low pressure will gradually pull away from the area Thursday. Lingering low level clouds and snow showers will linger through mid morning. NW breezes will lead to plenty of upslope snow showers in the mountains thru the day. An additional several inches of accumulation is possible across higher elevations. The skiing is quite amazing right now.
A rather quiet period of weather as we move into the end of the week and the weekend.
A cool flow from Canada will continue into Friday with temperatures gradually moderating into the weekend. A ridge centered on the Midwest will move east over the weekend keeping high pressure in control through the start of next week.
Saturday a high builds into the region and temperatures will warm above freezing into the 30's to near 40 across most of the area. A weak warm front will approach and bring in a few clouds Saturday to make it partly sunny.
A weak system passing to the north on Sunday may bring a few scattered flurries to the mountains and increasing clouds. However, temperatures will again remain warm reaching the mid 40s to near 50 south to upper 30s north. Those flurries and clouds will stick around into Monday in the mountains.
By Tuesday, there is the potential for some showers to bring more widespread precipitation.
Confidence is not great at this time...it may be nothing. As we have been advertising on NH1, February is about to turn milder. It is a setup which will likely take us right into the end of the month.
Enjoy the break. I know I will!