Jan 7, 2016 12:54 AM

NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: January 7, 2015

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

A beauty of a day on Thursday! After another cool start, sunshine will help to warm temps back into the 30's and Lwr 40's during the afternoon. A weak back door front will push through by the end of the day with a light NE wind shift. This NE wind direction will steer in slightly cooler air Thursday night into Friday with high pressure station in the Canadian maritimes supplying the cooler dry low level air.

Friday will remain dry, but low clouds will be on the increase during the afternoon, backing in off the water under ENE winds with highs in the 30's. Clouds will thicken Friday night with lows dropping into the 20's. A weak upper level disturbance will push through late Friday night and early morning hours of Saturday. This could trigger a very light wintry mix of Light snow, sleet and freezing rain and make a few side roads slick around dawn. Low level cold, especially in the valleys will be slow to erode Saturday, so pockets of freezing drizzle could be an issue during the morning. For the rest of us, it is clouds and drizzle Saturday with highs in the 30's with a warm front stuck south and west of New England.

We will be tracking an area of low pressure riding up a cold front, becoming stronger and tracking west of the region Sunday. This will direct warmer air into the region with highs climbing into the the 40's. A moist feed will be directed up the east coast with period of heavy rain along with some gusty winds. Winds from the SSE could gust as high as 40 mph as the rain and cold front sweep through Sunday.

Breezy NW winds on the back side will follow in with drier and cooler air for Monday into Tuesday with sunshine and falling temperatures into the Lwr 30's. Questions still remain how the midweek is going to play out. A few days ago it looked like some some good storm potential for the middle of next week. Today, it does not appear like the northern and southern streams will merge in time for a storm to come together perfectly for a heavy snow. Still, the chance remains for some snow on Wednesday. It seem like the heaviest snow an energy will remain just off shore. It will be close, it is far a way, alot can change, so we will watch Wednesday for some storm/ snow development. Once this energy pushes through, this should open the door for more significant colder Arctic air to return back into the northeast.

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