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NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: October 9, 2015

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

Showers, with steady rain at times will be crossing New Hampshire today. The first batch or rain arrives in the north country during the morning with the potential for some heavier downpours. Showers will begin to spread farther south into New Hampshire during the midday and afternoon hours. The showers are being triggered by a warm front which will lift into the region during the midday and afternoon. Behind this warm front SW winds will push temps into the 60's nearing 70 at the MA border. Scattered showers will last through the afternoon and into the early evening. A cold front will be push off the coast at that time, around 7 or 8 pm. Drier air along with a winds shift to the NW will shift back into New Hampshire later Friday night.

Building high pressure will bring a sparkling day of sunshine and seasonably cool temperatures to kick off the weekend with a definite feel of fall with highs only in the 50's. Saturday night will be one of the coolest nights of the season with clear to partly cloudy skies. Lows will drop into the 30's with the potential for frost in the NW valleys and mountains. The high will set up south and west of New England Sunday and begin to wrap in a warm SW wind into New Hampshire. Sunshine and high altitude clouds, (leading edge of warmer air) will be very nice Sunday with highs climbing inot the mid 60's. The warm up will continue right into Columbus Day with more sunshine and even warmer air with highs climbing to near 70-75 degrees. Downright balmy this time of year!

A weak split disturbance will cross over New England Tuesday and come with some clouds or a shower, with cooler drier air to follow for the midweek. Looking ahead in the long range, I see a more energized Polar jetstream which will direct more significant shots of colder air from Canada into the Northeast. The Jetream pattern will become more amplified with the potential for more frequent precipitation event. Temperatures will start to become cold for our first snow flakes of the season. Not a joke. We will easily see our first snow of the season in the mountains before October is through. The question is will we have a snow event in New Hampshire in the lower elevations...definitely looks like the chance is there before the end of the month. You were warned. Much colder and active times ahead. Enjoy the quiet this weekend!


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