Nov 12, 2015 11:47 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: November 13, 2015
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
Nice to finally have a little dry weather to enjoy and it's just in time for the weekend. The rain is gone, but he weather changes will keep on coming! Drier air has followed in behind the departing rainfall. Friday will start of with some sunshine with building afternoon clouds and skies quickly becoming partly sunny, with even more clouds in the mountains. An area of low pressure is tracking along the Canadian Border today. It has been a storm system which has wreaked havoc across many states as it traveled east with Snow, rain, storms, wind and even tornadoes. A little close for comfort. Windy WSW will be in place for most of the day with fair skies and highs in the Lwr-mid 50's. Where there are more clouds in the N & W, maybe even a pop up afternoon shower. The best chance of any steadier showers will be across the mountains. Most of our Friday will be breezy and dry, and a lot better than the weather we have seen of late!
As this low begins to pull away, a cold front will push through New England. This will mark the leading edge of colder air which will be directed into the region for the weekend. Colder air will begin to arrive the north country Friday night as the front pushes through. Rain showers will be changing to snow showers Friday night. Breezy, cooler NW winds will persist for much of the day Saturday. These winds will be upsloping up the White Mountains and will likely produce some orographic snow along our north facing slopes and summits with the potential for 2-6" of snow...especially across the higher summits. Meanwhile down in the in the lower elevations, the air will descend down the mountains and dry out the air. Plenty of sunshine can be expected Saturday, but temps will be running a bit cooler than normal with highs in the Lwr-mid 40's. Active winds will add to the chill and prevent temps from rising much during the afternoon as the cold Canadian air settles in.
High pressure will push closer to us Sunday, so the winds will begin to relax, but the chill will remain. Sunny to Partly sunny skies with highs still in the 40's to near 50. A lighter wind will make it feel more comfortable. High pressure will remain near or close by for much of next week. The cold pool of air will lift out and a steady trend of moderating temps in the 50's and Lwr 60's by the end of the week with sunny to Partly cloudy skies. Around Tuesday-Thursday, we may have to watch for some sneaky low clouds coming in off the water...but if that is the worst of our concerns...I think we are doing pretty good! Wouldn't you agree? Mild temps will take us into next week, before any next chance of a cool down.
Could this be a sign of a things to come this winter? Could this be a winter with less snow than average? It could be....There is definitely a lot of warmth in the overall pattern. I just remain mindful of the active subtropical jet stream and the available moisture in play. The second half of the winter is looking like the time where we will have our best chances of heavier snows.