Jan 31, 2016 6:47 AM
NH1 Weather Insider with Cyrena Arnold for Jan. 31, 2016
The calendar says January but with temperatures expected to reach 15-20° above normal for this time of year, it is going to feel a lot more like spring, that is until the end of the week when things get back to "normal".
We are keeping our eye on a storm that could impact the area on Friday into Saturday, but at this time all signs point to this storm being too far out in the ocean to affect us. Minor changes in the forecast could mean significant snow for southern locations, so we will keep our eye on this event and let you know if anything changes.
In the mean time, expect a partly sunny and mild Sunday with temperatures in the mid 40's. Overnight, temperatures will fall into the low to mid 30's. Temperatures will increase into the 50's on Monday but it will be rainy by the afternoon. Rain ends by the evening hours and temperatures will again fall into the low 30's.
On Tuesday expect a mostly sunny day with highs in the mid 40's, lows near 30. Clouds will increase Tuesday night ahead of a low pressure system that is moving into the area for Wednesday. Expect precipitation to briefly start as snow Wednesday morning, making for a few possible slippery spots on the roads early, but it will be warming up and changing to rain early with highs in the 50's. Expect about 1 inch of rain to fall throughout most locations. Combine the warm temperatures with the rain, and we will see this event erode the little snowpack we have, and there could be some localized flooding.
The rain is well out of the area by Thursday, so expect a mostly sunny day with highs in the 40's, lows in the 20's. Friday and the weekend will bring temperatures in the 30's during the day, low 20's overnight, and we will keep our eye on that storm that should pass just to our south, in case it makes any last minute changes.