Oct 15, 2015 11:58 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: October 16, 2015
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
A quick weather update: A cold front is sliding through NH this morning. Morning clouds with chance for a few hit or miss scattered showers. Clouds will begin to break to partly sunny skies for the afternoon with drying and warming WSW winds behind the front. Highs will be in the upper 50's and Lwr 60's. Friday night football will be a treat with partly cloudy to clear skies and temps dropping from mid 50's at 5 PM to Mid 40's by 9 PM. Cool, but not the cold air we are talking about for the weekend.
The main push of cold air begins this weekend. A mix of sin and clouds will dominate Saturday with temps running close to 10 degrees cooler than Friday. Highs on Saturday will be in the Lwr 50's. A cold front on the Canadian border will help to trigger scattered mountain snow showers with the potential for some minor accumulation for North facing slopes. As the front pushes south it could trigger a passing shower during the afternoon as well. Once the front is through, gusty NW winds will develop Saturday night with clearing skies and falling temps into the 20's and Lwr 30's by dawn on Sunday. Cold air advection right into New England with breezy NW winds will keep temps in the mid 40's all day with wind chills feeling in the 30's with gusts to 20-30 mph. The mountain summits will see most of their scattered snow showers Saturday, with partly sunny skies Sunday. It will feel like the middle of winter on these mountain tops with temps in the 20's and wind chills feeling in teens. Winds could gust 30-50 mph at these summits. Conditions will be rough the higher up you go, so please be advised to be prepared for some harsh cold which could be life threatening if you are not aware of your surroundings and appropriately dressed.
Speaking of dressed right...If you are going out during the evenings this weekend, please be advised...without the sun, this cold will penetrate and sting. You may want to find a nice pair of gloves to put in the coat for comfort! The overnights will have hard freeze Conditions Saturday and Sunday nights with lows in the 20's for several hours. Monday morning will start off with clear skies and lows in the mid-upper 20's. Winter coasts at the bus stop. High pressure will provide plenty of sunshine Sunday and Monday, but winds coming from Canada will keep it unseasonally cold. As the high pulls away, warmer SW winds will return with temps climbing back up into the 60's by midweek.