Oct 14, 2016 8:02 PM

NH1 First Alert Weather: Freezing start to Saturday, but warmer weather ahead for NH

NH1 Meteorologist

Big temperature swings are coming to the Granite State. Some areas will start Saturday in the 20s, but rise to near 70 degrees by Sunday afternoon.

High pressure is settling overhead for Saturday. We'll find lots of sunshine, and a lighter wind than Friday. It'll be a few degrees milder, but feel more pleasant with the lighter wind. Afternoon highs for most will be in the upper 50s to around 60 degrees.

Another clear, cold night is expected Saturday night. It won't be quite as cold Sunday morning, with lows in the 30s for most, to around 40 at the seacoast.

The full hunter's moon occurs early Sunday morning. Expect a bright, moonlit sky.

Sunday will start off sunny, but expect increasing clouds during the afternoon, especially in the northern half of the state. It'll remain mostly to partly sunny in southern areas. Temperatures will be about ten degrees higher than Saturday afternoon; Sunday's highs will be in the 60s to around 70 degrees. A cold front will be approaching the area, but most of the daylight hours of Sunday will be dry. Showers will move through the state Sunday night and early Monday. It'll be a much milder night Sunday night with more clouds around.

Monday may start off with clouds and perhaps a shower in southern areas, but expect a clearing sky with sunshine. Temperatures will respond to the sunshine and a warmer airmass in place; most areas will get into the low to mid 70s on Monday.

Tuesday could be even warmer, with some places in southern New Hampshire approaching the 80 degree mark!

The forecast during the middle and end of next week does turn uncertain. Timing out specific disturbances with shower chances is difficult at this time. But, the trend has been for mostly times. We'll have to keep an eye on cool air to our northeast. A "backdoor" cold front will likely come through the area at some point, putting an end to the very warm weather. At this time, it appears this front will move through either later Wednesday or Thursday.


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