Mar 8, 2016 12:25 AM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: Tuesday March 8, 2016
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
Tuesday will be better day all around with mostly sunny skies, a light variable wind, and highs climbing into the Lwr-mid 50's! Yes, that mild feel to the air you have been craving will finally arrive today. A weak cold front will push through today with little more than a wind shift to the onshore direction along with some fair weather clouds in the afternoon. Winds will be shifting onshore during the afternoon behind this front which will make for cooler breezes at the coastline. Also, Northern New Hampshire will be on the colder side of the front so highs will likely remain in the 40's from the lakes region north into the White mountains.
While this weak cold front will push through today, it will come back into the state as a warm front tonight with skies becoming mostly cloudy and the risk of a passing shower or two overnight. Lows will hold steady in the 30's overnight with some patchy fog possible. The warm front will be lifting northeast and into Maine early in the morning Wednesday. After a few early clouds, we will be off to the races! Skies will become partly sunny with SW winds and highs will climb into the 60's to near 70. Temps in southern New England will be nearing 70-75 Wednesday. Record temperatures will likely be set for numerous cites across New England. Wednesday will be the warmest day of the week as a few subtle changes and boundary issues will come into play which is so typical for New England. Spring warm ups never come easy!
While we will sit in the sweet spot on Wednesday..It looks like Thursday we may be sitting in the "not so sweet spot". A cold front will slide back into NH and stall over us. Some areas in SNH will be in the 50's during the morning, on the warmer side of the cold front. A mild feel for this time of year will still be in place. BUT...showers will ride into NH along this stalled front with showers and periodic rain developing. A wave of low pressure will track along this stalled and keep the rain going into Thursday night. Some colder air may be drawn into the low that some rain may change to snow across the northern mountains with the potential for several inches of snow in the far north by early Friday morning.
For the rest of us, Friday may start off a bit cloudy and dam, but drier weather will prevail with cloudy to partly sunny skies by afternoon. Cooler NE winds, along with low clouds will keep temps in the 40's. There are questions regarding the weekend forecast at this point. There will be a risk of showers at some point this weekend as more moisture will come out of the Gulf of Mexico and be directed into the Northeast. At this moment , Sunday or Monday would be the best window for showers...but the timing and placement still remains uncertain at this moment. We will have more details in regards to the weekend for you later today on NH1 News!