Oct 20, 2015 11:26 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: October 21, 2015
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
Clouds have returned! A cold front is stalled over Southern New England today. We are the cooler cloudy side of the front today with highs in the 50's and maybe even a few spotty showers. High pressure across the Canadian border will provide the low level dry air, that a good amount of sunshine will be found closer to the high...especially in the north country mountains and in Maine. Light onshore winds will keep it cooler at the coast in the Lwr 50's.
The stalled front will begin to lift north Wednesday night through Thursday morning. This will help to keep the clouds locked in place, with the chance of patchy dense fog, and the risk of a few spotty showers. A low tracking into Canada will take this slow moving warm front and lift it farther north during Thursday afternoon. Mild SW winds will direct a milder airmass into New England with highs in the 60's. Scattered showers will be possible ahead of an approaching cold front during the afternoon. The cold front pushes off the coast Thursday Night. Cooler NW winds will follow in behind Thursday night with skies becoming Partly cloudy.
Friday will be a mostly sunny, brisk and breezy day with highs in the 40's and Lwr 50's. High pressure will slide right over us Saturday. Expect a frosty morning with low temps near or below freezing thanks to the high barometer cold sitting right over us. Temperatures will moderate back into the mid 50's with the afternoon sunshine. Saturday is looking like a picture perfect autumn day for New England to once again show off it's beauty. A weak cold front will approach Sunday with more clouds and the risk of a few showers with highs near 60. Cooler drier air in the Lwr 50's returns to start off next week.
We are starting to see signs of a more active weather pattern at the very end of the month into the early part of November with broader deeper troughs, which can bring colder air and more intense precipitation and types. We'll be watching!