Nov 20, 2015 12:13 AM

NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: November 20, 2015

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

Heavy rain during the overnight is coming to an end early Friday morning with a cold front pushing off the coast. The early AM commute will start off a bit damp, but conditions will be improving quickly during the morning. Cloudy skies will linger through about 9 AM. Clouds will break and sunshine will be increasing through the morning from west to east. Temperatures will start off mild near 50, with the increasing sunshine and a breeze from WNW, temperatures will spike into the mid 50's during the midday hours with mostly sunny skies. By the later afternoon Friday, with the sun getting lower in the sky, temperatures will drop into the 40's. The cooler dry air from Canada will settle in Friday night with lows dropping down to near freezing with clear, calm conditions.

High pressure will sit near or over us Saturday making for plenty of sunshine, mixing in with high altitude clouds. Temps will start off cool in the morning and then gradually warm back into the 40's with Partly sunny to mostly sunny skies. Clouds will increase Saturday night ahead of our next disturbance. A strong low will track through the Great Lakes bringing accumulating snow and wind for this part of the US. Meanwhile here in New Hampshire skies will turn mostly cloudy Sunday with the chance for a few passing showers Sunday with the passing of a cold front. Highs will remain in the mid 40's.

The cold front will bring an even more impressive shot of cold to kick off the work week. Monday will see sunshine with highs struggling to get above 40 degrees. A few Lwr 40's will be possible. Seasonal temps would be closer to 47 degrees. With Cold high pressure sitting close by, the airmass will remain seasonally cool and dry through the midweek. Overnights will be particularly chilly with the clear cold calm conditions. Travel weather looks great across the eastern half of the US through Thanksgiving which promises to have more sunshine and slowly moderating temperatures into the mid-upper 40's near 50 by afternoon.

This should warm your heart. The latest update from the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center still continues to favor above normal temperatures for the months of December, January and February! I think February will be the month we will have to watch out for with the best chance of seeing colder temperatures and more favorable pattern for snow! That is not to say it will not snow in the other months. It is just February is looking the colder and snowiest of the bunch. It should be an easier winter overall.


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