Apr 7, 2016 6:54 PM
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
The Good News...Brighter and drier weather is ahead. The Bad News...It is going to get cooler again. It has been a bit of a struggle after such an easy winter to burst into mild Spring weather. The milder Spring air is so close you can almost taste the Tulips! Temperatures are starting off mild in the Lwr 40's this Friday. It will be a bit damp early in the day with the risk of an early shower. An Upper level low with cooler air aloft is moving over our heads today. This will create instability with breaks of sunshine, mixing with building clouds. There will be a few hit or miss pop up showers which could form in the afternoon. Highs will be in the 40's and Lwr 50's with a SW wind.
The weekend looks very nice in my opinion, but if you are looking for that mild spring air...you are going to have to wait. A deep trough will remain across the Northeast with cooler than normal air for this time of year spilling into it. Saturday will be mainly sunny with some increasing afternoon clouds with highs in the 40's to near 50. An area of low pressure will push off the mid-Atlantic coast and become a bit of storm which could bring a mix of snow and rain for some areas in southern New England, but this will track far enough away from us to spare us any unsettled weather. As the low deepens and pulls away, Breezy colder northerly winds will develop later Saturday through Saturday night. Clouds will increase with lows in the 20's. By Sunday, cold brisk Northerly winds will be in for the morning. Any early clouds will break to sunshine as drier air follow in on the backside of the departing low. Highs on Sunday will be cooler than Saturday holding mostly in the Lwr-mid 40's. So while the temps will be cooler this weekend, and the feel of late winter will remain...it will not be as cold or as wintry as it has been. It should be an invigorating outdoor weekend which could be blustery at times!
Another low will track from the Great lakes and track NW of New England Monday. This will spread a cold front towards New Hampshire. Scattered showers will be possible Monday through early Tuesday morning. High pressure will follow in for the midweek bringing another round of cooler, dry spring air with highs near 50 in the sunshine. That should be all she wrote for what's left of this winter. Time to move forward into all that Spring has to offer!
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