Dec 30, 2015 11:14 PM

NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: December 31, 2015

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

The day will be getting off to a bit of an icy start to say the least. We will be chipping at the windshields and slipping on the sidewalks as a little batch of freezing rain and freezing fog pushed through during the overnight. The low pulls off the coast with drying west winds following in for the midday and afternoon. Thursday will start with clouds, fog and temps near freezing. By the midday, skies will become partly sunny with highs near 40. The dry air will remain in place for New Years Eve with clear to partly cloudy skies and temps near 32 at midnight and fall into the 20's overnight.

2016 will get of to a great start! Lots of sunshine with a few building PM clouds. This will be the trend for the weekend as well. Bright sunny mornings with building pm clouds, along with steady NW flow from Canada providing a seasonally cool airmass in the mid 30's. Overall, nice quiet weather for the weekend. The real action this weekend will be found in our northern mountains where the persistent NW wind flow and cooler air in place will help top create orographic snow showers Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday, a more significant Arctic Front will arrive. More clouds in the mountains with the chance of heavier snow showers and squalls. I expect northern mountains to see several inches of snow before the weekend is through.

One the Arctic front is through, one of the coldest airmasses of the season will be pushing in on Monday. Building high pressure will direct a significant shot of cold with sunshine and highs only able to climb in the 20's. Temps Monday morning will be near 12 degrees at the bus stop, and near 10 degrees Tuesday morning. No joke! So get ready to bundle up the kids next week! Lots of sunshine will dominate the first half of the week with temps moderating back into the 30's by midweek. Not much interesting upcoming weather to speak of through much of next week. Some models have shown a developing storm along the Carolina coast, but chances are it will stay south with high pressure sitting over us. We can expect a colder pattern to develop this January, after the record warm December, but that is not big surprise. Winter still has something to say before it's all through!


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