Dec 10, 2015 11:25 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: December 11, 2015
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
A foggy, murky start to our Friday with a warm front south of New England. A Dense Fog advisory in effect through 9 AM. The warm front will be lifting through New Hampshire with drier air arriving during the midday and afternoon. Low clouds and fog will lift and break, with skies becoming partly sunny. SW winds will direct unseasonal warmth with highs climbing well into the 50's for the afternoon.
The weekend will get off to a great start with sunshine Saturday. A weak cold front will push through with skies becoming partly sunny during the afternoon. Light west winds under a building upper level ridge will promote highs in the mid-upper 50's. Meanwhile, on the warmer side of this front in the mid-atlantic and southern states, widespread records will be shattered with highs reaching the 60's and 70's!
This stalled front will sit south of New Hampshire Sunday. Clouds will ride along this stalled front, along with upper level winds directing clouds into New England Sunday. I expect skies to be mostly cloudy for Sunday and slightly cooler with highs in the Lwr-mid 50's along with a light onshore wind. Temperatures will even be in the 40's across the Lakes and Mountains.
A strong wave of low pressure will be tracking up through the Great Lakes at this time. This low will sweep a cold front our way on Monday. The day will start out cloudy and dry with light showers by the afternoon developing. Winds will pick up ahead of the front from the south with temperatures still holding in the 50's. The main batch of rain should hold off until late Monday afternoon and Monday night. The rain will come down heavy for a brief time along with gusty winds. Once the front pushes through, breezy WNW return for Tuesday with drier weather and cloudy to partly sunny skies and highs still holding on to near 50.
Not much cool air in the over all pattern as the mid flow will hold through the midweek under another weak ridge. It will get slightly cooler by the end of the week into next weekend, but it is not Arctic air. The Real cold will likely have to wait for a while. As mentioned before, models are still stiffing out a potent storm somewhere just before Christmas. It will likely be more wet that white, but we could see a quick change to snow around Christmas eve, and then a more significant cold blast of Arctic air around Christmas. It all so far away, that it will all change. The point of the discussion it to show you that there is some wintery weather out there...after all Winter has yet to begin! It is no time to write off winter....despite the forecast for above normal temperatures...there will still be times of cold and snow. We will keep you up to date of the changes right here at NH1 news!