Apr 4, 2016 8:54 AM
NH1 First Alert Weather: Monday's minor snowfall could make slick travel
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
A wave of low pressure is tracking south of New England this Monday. It is spreading in a light-moderate snow across the region. The heaviest snow will be falling across southern New England closer to the center of the low. Snow will be filling in later this morning through the midday and early afternoon, as the main batch of snow over New York state spreads east across the Granite Sate. The heaviest snow to across New Hampshire will be in the southern portions of the state where upto 1-3" of snow will fall. Amount will drop off significantly north of Concord, where general coatings to 1" of snow will fall.
Cold ENE winds are locked in today which will help to keep temperatures only in the 20's and Lwr 30's at best. This will keep it cold down at the ground so any snow which falls will begin to stick even with the stronger April sun angle. All the highways will be in fine shape all day today with treatments, and also the lack of any heavy snowfall. The concern for any slippery spots will be secondary roads and untreated surfaces like sidewalks which could start to become slippery as the snow begins to fill in.
The snow will be ending during the evening commute as the low begins to pull away. Breezy NE/NW winds will continue into the evening with lows dropping into the teens. Skies will be cloudy to partly cloudy overnight. We will have to watch for a refreeze and black ice on some secondary roads tonight with the plunging cold temperatures! Sunshine returns Tuesday with highs back to 30-35 degrees...still very cool for this time of year. We will try to shake off the winter chill by Wednesday with temperatures nearing 40.
Winds will be shifting to the SSE Thursday with a gusty rain developing, with even the chance of a thunderstorm and highs in the 50's. Plenty of volatility and questions remain in regards to next weekends weather. Colder breezy Northerly winds will bring back the feel of winter once again with temperatures falling back into the 20's and 30's. There will even be another chance of snow over next weekend...but the timing, placement, intensity, moisture still remains to be seen. We'll be watching right here at NH1 news and NH1.com!