Jan 8, 2017 8:05 PM
NH1 First Alert Weather: Frigid night, but milder times ahead
It's a frigid night with temperatures dropping into the single digits at best – some places are starting Monday morning below zero.
Monday is a cold one with sunshine, but milder times are ahead. A weather system crossing the country will shake up the pattern for the second half of the week. This system will bring New Hampshire snow, a wintry mix, and rain Tuesday evening and night.
The cold airmass currently in place will linger as this system moves in. Expect any sun early Tuesday to fade as clouds increase and thicken. After 3 p.m., light snow will begin in western New Hampshire. This will be enough to cause some issues for the Tuesday evening commute, especially west of Manchester. The precipitation will spread east during the late afternoon and early evening. At the same time, milder air will spread into southeastern New Hampshire, where mostly rain is expected.
Temperatures will slowly rise overnight inland, so an eventual change to rain is expected in most areas. However, the cold will hang on through the White Mountains, where some sleet and freezing rain is possible after a few inches of snow.
Wednesday will turn out to be milder, and the mild weather should continue through Friday. The next front is expected to move through Friday, with colder air for next weekend.