Mar 9, 2016 11:25 PM

NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: Rain developing in NH on Thursday

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

70's to near 80 early in March is almost unheard of. The record warmth was nice while it lasted. Thursday will be a transition day as we breakdown the summer warmth with developing rain. A cold front will stall right over New Hampshire today. The day will start out with clouds and light WSW winds, and temperatures already in the 50's. Highs will climb into the Lwr 60's ahead of the cold front by midday. By noontime, I expect light showers to begin to fall with rain filling in during the afternoon as a wave of low pressure will ride along this stalled front. Temperatures will fall back into the 50's as the rain will help to cool the air. It will be a wet ride home for us all. The rain will continue for the rest of the evening. The rain will eventually taper off to showers overnight.

By 3 or 4 in the morning on Friday, showers will be mostly ending. Low clouds at dawn on Friday will begin to break. Skies will become mostly sunny Friday with a breezy NW wind. Highs will be a bit cooler in the Lwr-mid 50's High pressure close by will provide sinking stable air for the weekend with abundant sunshine and highs in the 50's and Lwr 60's. Spring skiing conditions will be excellent once the groomers hit the trails and clean up from this next round of rain. Saturday and Sunday look fantastic!

Another batch of showers will be directed from the Gulf into the Northeast starting next week. Clouds will increase Monday with winds turning onshore. Temperatures will drop into the 40's with the potential for another batch of showers later Monday into Monday Night and early Tuesday. Once these showers depart, temperatures will begin to moderate back to near 60 by the midweek. Despite a few quick changes to the weather from time to time, we can expect temperatures to be averaging above normal through the next few weeks.

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