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Mar 1, 2016 11:41 PM

NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: Colder winds return to NH with rain for morning commute

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

A wet start to this Wednesday with rain heavy times during the morning commute. A warm front is lift across southern New Hampshire with temperatures climbing into the 40's along with a breezy southerly wind at the surface. Across the north country, it is a bit of a different story. 3-6" of snow fell during the overnight, with a change to sleet and rain this morning. It is a sloppy mess with slippery travel early. A low pressure center will cross right over Northern New England today. The rain will be tapering off during the mid-late morning as it begins to pull away. Skies will break during the midday with increasing sun during the afternoon. Temperatures will fall from the 40's into the 30's, and maybe even into the 20's by sunset around 5:34 PM. Gusty winds from the NW will pick up behind the departing low with gusts 30-40 mph. Wind chills will feel like the single digits and teens by 7 PM Wednesday with clear skies. Wind Chills will feel below zero overnight as the cold continues to settle in over us with building high pressure as lows drop into the single digits and teens.

High pressure sits over us Thursday with sunshine and temperatures running below normal in the mid-upper 20's, cooler in the North and west. Another area of low pressure will track well south of New England Friday across the Mid-Atlantic and off the coast of the Carolinas. This low will spread clouds our way as well as the risk of a few snow showers or flurries clipping southern New Hampshire. Once this low pulls away, high pressure builds in for the weekend with sunshine and seasonal temps in the 30's near 40. Next week looks like a considerable warm spell will be shifting into the Northeast, so this blast of cold air could very well be winter's last gasp! Arctic air in Late March or early April just does not have the same kind of depth or strength. Days are getting longer, the sun is getting higher in the sky...we are definitely in pretty good shape for this month of March! Here is the projected probability of above normal temperatures starting March 7th through the 15th from the Climate Prediction Center. A very warm confident look!


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