Feb 14, 2016 6:46 AM

NH1 Weather Insider with Cyrena Arnold for Feb. 14, 2016


Dangerously cold temperatures are here now but relief comes early in the week when temperatures rebound into the 20's on Monday and even the 40's on Tuesday and Wednesday, with snow and rain moving into the area.

To start, it's going to be a chilly Valentine's day with highs in the upper single digits to low teens. A strong northwesterly wind is going to drop wind chills to values to near -30 early Sunday, and those wind chills will stay below zero all day on Sunday.

If you plan on being outside, make sure you wear warm clothes and plenty of layers. At these temperatures frostbite can occur in just minutes, so cover all exposed skin, especially those areas where goggles, hats, and face-masks overlap! And keep an eye on your furry friends, this is very cold weather for your pets as well.

Temperatures will fall below zero again Sunday night into Monday, but we will warm into the 20's by Monday afternoon. Snow moves into the area Monday night into Tuesday, but looks like warm temperatures will cause southerly and easterly locations to see sleet or rain by Tuesday afternoon with temperatures in the 40's. Locations to the north and west will see snow that may not change over to rain with highs in the 30's, resulting in significant accumulations near and above 6 inches. In between these two rain and snow areas, expect mixed precipitation, sleet, and freezing rain with temperatures in the mid to upper 30's.

On Wednesday the snow and rain move out of the area, we see temperatures in the 40's once again, then high pressure builds into the area, giving us mostly sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 20's and low 30's for the rest of the week.


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