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Dec 9, 2015 11:33 PM

NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: December 10, 2015

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

Thursday is starting off with drizzle and scattered light showers. It won't last long. Any precipitation will be over by 9 AM, but the clouds will remain. This upper level disturbance will pull away with drier air following in for the afternoon under a SSW wind. Clouds will hold tough through the afternoon, but a few breaks of sun should begin to develop during the afternoon. Depending on the amount of sun, highs will be climbing into the lwr-mid 50's during the afternoon...and just like that, a December warm up will be underway!

A warm front will be over New England Friday morning with a few morning clouds, but skies will be turning partly sunny behind the frontal passage, and we will be off to the races. Just a great day develops with highs climbing into the mid-upper 50's with a few in SNE/SNH giving a run to near 60. Way above the typical norm of 39 degrees for this time of year. As we know, weather can be much different this time of year, so let's just count our blessings while they last.

Saturday will be a sunny to partly sunny day under a building upper level ridge. Highs will again be in the 50's. A weak back door cold front will be sliding into Northern New England Sunday. There is a question how far south that front will push. If it gets hung up across the north country, highs will be in the 50's near 60. But if it pushes father south, a wind shift to the SE would make Sunday slightly cooler in the Lwr-mid 50's. Clouds will increase along this boundary in the afternoon.

A stronger wave of low pressure will track up through the Great Lakes Sunday-Monday. This will steer in a potent cold front which will come with a period of rain midday Monday through Monday night. Breezy cooler winds filter in Tuesday with temps falling back into the 40's next week. There are signs of a more significant batch of arctic air sliding down the Midwestern states, Northern Plains next week. This could mark the beginning of a pattern change which will start to bring colder air back into the pattern just in time for Christmas! Chances of snow? Not great....Maybe a chance of rain changing to snow Christmas eve? Too far away to know....but models are hinting at something around that time!


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