Mar 10, 2016 9:55 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: Let the sunshine in NH, it's going to be a nice weekend
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
Rivers and streams are running high and fast thanks last nights rain and the snowmelt happening across the north country. While no big flooding is expected, most rivers are close to bankful. The rain is gone now and we are looking forward to an amazing stretch of weather for the weekend. An area of low pressure is pulling off the coast and taking the rain and clouds along with it. High pressure is building in from the west with skies clearing today under a slightly cooler and drier NW breeze. Temperatures will be starting in the 40's with a few early morning clouds. Skies will become mostly sunny with highs in the Lwr-mid 50's during the afternoon. So while temperatures will be cooler than the 60's and 70's of the past two days, the temperatures will still average above the the normal of the Lwr 40's more typical for this time of year,
High pressure slides south towards the mid-Atlantic and off the coast Saturday wrapping in a milder WSW wind with plenty of sunshine and highs climbing into the Lwr 60's by the afternoon. It will be a beautiful spring day and spring skiing will be in full effect. Enjoy the conditions while they last, because it will not be long in this kind of mild pattern where trails will start to close and the ski season comes to an end in April. This will not be one of those years where we are skiing in May!
A weak cold front will slide through Sunday with high pressure over the Canadian Border following in behind with slightly cooler air for the second half of the weekend. Skies will still be mostly sunny with highs in the 50's to near 60! High clouds will increase by the end of Sunday ahead of our next disturbance. A low will track up into the Great Lakes, with a warm front tracking into the Northeast. Winds will shift onshore and showers will be spreading into New England Monday. Highs will be cooler in the 40's. Behind these showers, conditions will dry out on Tuesday through the midweek with gradually moderating temps nearing 60 by Wednesday as winds shift back to the Southwest.