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Mar 11, 2016 10:30 PM

NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: SPLENDID SPRING WEEKEND

NH1 Chief Meteorologist

What a wonderful weekend to have in March! The history of weather in March shows it can be a very challenging month as winter tends to hang on a little too long. Not this winter! Our pattern of milder spring like weather continues today as high pressure slides off the coast and wraps in a milder SW wind during the afternoon. 100% of the sunshine will fill our skies with high temperatures climbing into the 50's and Lwr 60's. A weak cold front will push through late Saturday night and early Sunday. It will come with a few clouds and then a wind shift back to the NW. Temperatures will be slightly cooler Sunday with mostly sunny skies and highs remaining in the 50's...still above the March 12th average of 42 degrees for the average high temp. The weekend looks just about as good as can be for this time of year. It will be a wonderful time to maybe get some late season ski runs in before they are completely gone...at this rate!

We are watching for our next chance of rain next week. After a fantastic weekend, it looks like the weather will quickly be going downhill. Heavy rain has been flooding the Gulf states and so far most of that has stayed away from us. Not for long. An area of low pressure will track from Texas to the Great Lakes. This will direct moisture form the Gulf into the Northeast. High pressure from Canada will drift across Northern New England Sunday and start to pull away Monday. Winds will shift onshore Monday This low level cool flow along with mostly cloudy skies will keep temperatures in the Lwr 40's. Rain will be arriving in the afternoon on Monday as a warm front approaches the Northeast. Rain will continue Monday night through early Tuesday morning. The warm front will stall over us Tuesday with more clouds and the potential for showers to linger into Tuesday morning as a wave of low pressure could develop on that stalled front. Once these showers finally lift out, temperatures will moderate into the 50's for the midweek. Drier and slightly cooler weather will return for the end of the week and for the start of next weekend.


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