Mar 15, 2016 12:51 AM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: It's going to be a rainy Tuesday and a milder week
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
It's a wet Tuesday morning across southern and eastern New Hampshire especially. A wave of low pressure stalled on a warm front just south of New England this morning is directing in bands of steady rain along with breezy east winds off the water. The rain continue through the midday before tapering to showers and drizzle for the afternoon as the low slowly begins to pull away. Cool ENE winds will keep temperatures in the Lwr-mid 40's for the afternoon. Drier weather will settle in for Tuesday night through Wednesday as weak ridging with high pressure will be in place for Wednesday. Plenty of low clouds, with breaks of sun for the mid week with highs climbing back into the mid 50's without the cool onshore winds.
Another low will be hanging back over Wisconsin and direct an occluded front towards New England for Wednesday night which will come with a few showers. Behind this front a drier WSW wind returns for Thursday making for mild feel for St. Patrick's day with highs in the 50's to near 60. This occluded front will not make it far. In fact, it will stall across the North Country, and another weak wave of low pressure will develop on that stalled front. Skies will turn mostly cloudy Thursday afternoon with the potential for a few scattered pop up up showers as a cold front will push back down into NH and act as a trigger for a these widely scattered afternoon showers.
This cold front push through Southern New England Friday morning and off the coast with breezy cool winds from the NW. Skies will be become mostly sunny but highs will only be in the mid 40's. Winds will diminish Saturday but temperatures will be starting off chilly in the 20's and warm to only 40 degrees by the afternoon. Once past Saturday, there is an incredible amount of uncertainty how Sunday the first day of Spring will play out. Models are once again all over the place showing different scenarios with each run. The point of discussion is if a storm is going to come up the coast later Sunday into Monday with a wintry mix of precipitation with the potential for an area to receive some heavy snow or will it miss and stay out to sea. It is impossible to have any certainty in any particular outcome right now until we get more information and we monitor more trends. We will have a better handle on this in the coming days.