Nov 20, 2016 8:39 PM
NH1 First Alert Weather: Snow in parts of NH, wind chills in the teens Monday morning
Cold air is funneling into New Hampshire on the back side of a strong storm that is centered over Maine. As this cold air moved into the state Sunday afternoon, raindrops changed to snowflakes - even in the seacoast region.
The wind has picked up and it will remain gusty for the next couple of days. On Monday, expect westerly winds to gust up to 35 mph. It'll be a chillier day with high temperatures mainly in the 30s, but it will feel much colder than that. Wind chills to start Monday morning will be in the single digits and teens. By afternoon, wind chills will be in the 20s to around 30.
Most places will only see a coating of snow on grassy surfaces Sunday night. However, be careful if traveling - some isolated slippery spots are possible. Snow will continue through the day Monday in the mountains of northern and western New Hampshire. 3 to 6 inches are expected in the mountains, with some of the favorable upslope locations receiving more than 6 inches by Tuesday morning.
High pressure begins to build in on Tuesday, but the storm will still be nearby. In between, expect another gusty and cold day in the Granite State, with a partly sunny sky.
Wednesday will be the pick of the week, but it will still be chilly, with highs in the 40s.
Thanksgiving Day at the moment is somewhat questionable. A weak system will be approaching from the west. With cold air in place, we'll have to closely watch if any showers arrive Thursday morning. It could be just cold enough for a light mix in places. Otherwise, expect a mostly cloudy day with scattered rain showers south and snow showers north. Highs will be around 40 degrees.
Black Friday should be okay, before the next system approaches on Saturday. While still far off and uncertain, the potential does exist for some wintry precipitation in New Hampshire Saturday or Saturday night.
Clearly, we are entering a more active stretch of weather. Be sure to stay with us at NH1 News for updates every step of the way!