Feb 24, 2016 11:18 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: February 25, 2016
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
Heavy rain and thunderstorms pushed through overnight and have pushed off the coast. A cloudy, damp, balmy start to Thursday with temperatures starting off in near 50 degrees. Winds will be a bit breezy from the SW today. If clouds erode with a few sunny breaks developing for the late morning-midday, temps could climb to near 55-58 degrees. If clouds hold, temps will hold near 50-55. However you spin it...Thursday will have a spring-like feel to the air!
While the main cold front pushed off the coast taking the rain, storms, and wind along with it...another weaker front will slide towards New England late in the day as an area of low pressure pulls away north of New England. This front will bring in more clouds and the risk of a few late day showers, which could mix over to a few snow showers in the higher elevations Thursday night. The cold front will push through Friday with colder NW winds dropping temps back to more seasonal levels in the Lwr-mid 30's Friday with Partly sunny skies.
The weekend looks great! Saturday will get off to a colder start in the teens, with highs climbing back to the 30's to near 40 by afternoon with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will moderate for the second half of the weekend climbing into the 40's for Sunday with sunny to partly sunny skies. Finally, on Monday a cold front will push through and possible trigger an isolated shower. Temps will be mild ahead of the front with highs possibly reaching the Lwr 50's Monday. Once the front is through, cooler air will settle in for the midweek with the potential of a wintry mix by the middle of next week.
A colder than normal pattern will likely take hold for the first 12 days with a trough in the Northeast, but this winter is seriously running out of time! With the lack of snow cover, and lack of deep cold air in the pattern, along with days getting longer with the higher sun altitude...winter is running out of gas and the warmer days of spring should easily start to pop a bit more frequently later in March into April....Yes, putting February, the coldest snowiest month of the year to bed is absolutely huge!