Feb 24, 2016 5:35 PM

NH1 FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Winter Weather Advisory still in effect for NH through midnight

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

Cold air remains lodged in place right down at the ground. Temperatures have be stuck near or just above the freezing mark. There is a bit of a lull in the precipitation happening this afternoon, but it will all be picking up again tonight as the low approaches.

A Winter Weather Advisory will remain in effect through midnight, but it mostly will pertains across the far north country where the colder air will hold on longer, especially in elevations above 1,000 feet where freezing rain and freezing drizzle may become a problem with a light accumulation of ice could occur.

For the rest of us, rain will begin to fill back in for the evening commute.

Rain will become steady as temperatures will begin to climb form the 30's into the 40's later tonight as winds will be shifting from the East to the Southeast. As a warm front pushes through somewhere around midnight, we will push into the warm sector with temps climbing well inot the 40's and even into the 50's by dawn.

Behind this warm front will lie the main event of weather. Start around midnight we will be tracking a heavier batch of rain which will likely be accompanied with even a few embedded thunderstorms. The best timing of these storms will likely be between 2-5 AM in the morning. There will also be a strong core of winds which come with these storms. While the winds will be stronger in southern New England, winds will gust from the SE to 30-40 mph with even a few gust briefly to 50 mph at the coast during the pre-dawn hours.

I do not think winds will be strong enough across New Hampshire to create any big wind damage, but damaging winds are a possibility in any higher gusts.

Most of the action will be over by dawn on Thursday. We will be waking up to a balmy day with temps in the Lwr-mid 50's...near record warmth! Mostly cloudy skies with still the risk of a few scattered showers popping up inland.. Cooler breezes will return on Friday with a pleasant dry weekend ahead!

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