Jan 10, 2017 11:08 PM
NH1 First Alert Weather: Mild Midweek, Cooler Weekend
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
A Cold front will swing through early Wednesday morning and skies will quickly clear from west to east. Not much in the way of cold air behind the front so expect temps to take a good jump during the morning hours...topping out in the early afternoon with lower to mid 40s north and mid 40s to lower 50s south. Expect increasing high clouds by mid to late afternoon as another system approaches from the west. Clouds will thicken Wednesday night as a warm front slowly approaches from the west. Another batch of showers will be arriving during the overnight hours and early morning hours of Thursday along this front.
Warm mild air will still be in place Thursday with periodic showers moving through in the morning and afternoon with a SW flow aloft. Highs will again warm into the 40s and low 50s, and maybe a little higher in the south, if we can break into some sun at any point Thursday afternoon ahead of an approaching cold front.
The Cold front moves through around 7 PM Thursday night, and may set off another round showers as it moves through, although temps won`t cool off too much until later Friday. Friday morning will see temps in the 30's and lwr 40's but temps will then fall thru the afternoon with breezy NW winds and mostly sunny skies.
The weekend looks colder, but with plenty of sunshine, with temps running slightly below normal to near average for this time of year. Saturday will be the colder day with highs in the teens North, to mid-upper 20s south. Sunday will see highs a few degrees warmer generally raging from the mid to upper 20s in the North, to the mid 30s in the south.
This weekend, we will have to watch a weak low passing to our south, but for now models in agreement that any snow stays in southern New England...or even farther south. High pressure will rule the weekend. Even though this weekend will cool down, a warm up is expected through much of next week as well. So it appears we have a milder than normal pattern over all through at least January 22nd here in New Hampshire!