Oct 22, 2016 1:19 AM
NH1 First Alert Weather: Rain changes to mountain snow tonight, wind likely causes power outages Sunday
After the flooding downpours that moved through overnight, the Saturday morning hours should be mainly dry. It'll remain mostly cloudy, and a few lingering showers are possible. The highest temperatures of the day will occur during the morning, in the low 60s in parts of southeast New Hampshire. Cooler air will start moving into the state as a gusty westerly wind develops during the afternoon. Temperatures will fall into the 50s from west to east during the afternoon.
The highest risk of rain on Saturday will come during the afternoon and evening, as showers move from southwest to northeast across the state. Some locally heavier downpours are possible as well.
Cold air will continue to move into the state on a gusty west to northwest wind Saturday night and early Sunday. If the cold air arrives while precipitation is still nearby, a change from rain to snow will occur.
This will likely happen in northern and western New Hampshire, between 2am and 5am Sunday. Higher elevations of the White Mountains, especially above 1,500 feet, have the chance of a few inches of wet, slushy snow accumulating.
Some flakes may mix in early Sunday as far south as Keene, in the Monadnock Region.
During the day on Sunday, drier weather will move in and sunshine will develop from south to north. However, west-northwesterly wind gusts over 40 mph may cause scattered power outages. It'll be a cooler day; high temperatures will range from the 40s in northern New Hampshire to low and mid 50s in southern areas.
A cool pattern will continue into next week, with high temperatures only in the 40s during the middle part of the week.