Nov 10, 2015 11:43 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: November 11, 2015
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
It's will be a wet morning commute, wet at the bus stop, so have the umbrellas ready to go early. Allow yourself a little extra time because the rain will slow things down on the roads. The worst of the rain and wind will be in Southern New England closer to the low which will be tracking SE of Nantucket Wednesday morning. Closer to this low, it will be like a mini-nor'easter. Not so much here in New Hampshire. Winds could be a little gusty at the coast during the morning, but winds will remain light inland. The steadiest rain will be from 5 AM until 10 AM, before the bands of rain begin to break and weaken for the midday. Showers will linger for the midday and early afternoon, but drier weather will return for the afternoon with cloudy skies and highs in the 40's. Winds will shift from a breezy NE wind at the coast during the morning to the NNW during the afternoon as the low pulls away. The drier air will eat away at some of the clouds so that a few breaks of sun may try to develop in the NW interior before sunset. Not a big rainfall is expected here with most registering about .25-.40" of rain. Heavier amounts will be in SNE where rainfall could get to .50-1+" and gusty winds at the coast, especially Cape Cod and the Islands.
Weak ridging and dry air holds on for dear life Thursday morning with a few breaks of sun possible. Clouds will increase quickly ahead of another approaching cold front. A strong low will track from the Great Lakes into Canada and swing this cold front our way. This disturbance is likely going to trigger a severe weather outbreak in the plains and midwest states Wednesday before it arrives here Thursday. Best chance of showers will be during the afternoon and evening. The storm threat from this front will be over by the time it gets here, but a decaying batch of showers will still come with a few batches of steady rain which will likely last into portions of Thursday night.
Drying breezy west winds will shift in on Friday behind the front and strengthening departing Canadian low. Skies will be sunny to Partly cloudy with building diurnal clouds and even mostly cloudy skies in the mountains. Highs will be in the mid 50's Clouds will form in the afternoon, thanks to another weak front which will slide through Friday night and early Saturday. This will provide enough lift to trigger a few mountain snow showers possibly.
A trough will return to the Northeast this weekend with dry unseasonal cool air from Canada along with building high pressure at the surface. Increasing sunshine through the weekend along with diminishing winds. Saturday will be partly sunny, breezy and cool 40's near 50. Sunday will be mostly sunny, cool 40's and Lwr 50's with a lighter wind and more comfortable feel. An upper level ridge will keep it sunny, dry in pleasant for the start of next week with sunshine and highs in the Lwr-mid 50's