Mar 22, 2016 12:44 AM
NH1 Weather Insider with Joe Joyce: What's next for NH after spring storm?
NH1 Chief Meteorologist
We picked up another 2.3" of snow Monday in Concord tying the record of 27" of snow for the least snowy winter in recorded history. Meanwhile portions of SE NH received a real thump of snow with some areas from Newmarket to Stratham picking up 7-9" of snow just in time during the morning commute. And then the sun came out and POOF! Most of the snow quickly melted away. Gotta love a spring snow. Cooler NW overnight delivered nice dry air into the region for a cool start to Tuesday in the 20's. Sunshine with a WSW will allow temps to climb into the 40's during the afternoon with some increasing clouds late.
Warmer air is building to our south and wants to shift northeast. Colder air is pushing south and wants to push into the Northeast. These two airmasses are on a collision course and this boundary separating these two airmasses will be sitting right over us the next few days bring periods of unsettled wet and even snowy weather in the mountains. The cold front will sit right over us Tuesday with clouds increasing late along this front. Snow showers will ride along this front with a wave of low pressure which will cross through the region Tuesday night through early Wednesday. Accumulating snow showers are likely across the north, mixing with scattered rain showers in the lower elevations at dawn. The front will remain stalled over us Wednesday with maybe a few scattered showers. SNH should be on the milder side of the front in the 50's, but most of NH will be in the 40's Wednesday. Rain will redevelop along this front later Wednesday into Wednesday night. Rain will change over to snow again across the north country. By Later Thursday, some areas across the far north country have the potential for seeing up to a foot of snow. I am planning on Skiing Cannon Mtn Wednesday morning for a reason! Powder!
By Thursday, the cold front will have pushed all the way through and off the coast as a full fledged Back door front. Cool NE winds will supply low level cold with warmer air aloft riding up over the top of the cold. More clouds on Thursday, but we 'll have to watch for pockets of freezing rain/freezing drizzle, along with some sleet mixing in the colder sections of New Hampshire Thursday. Otherwise, expect a damp drizzle day. Another wave of low pressure will track and ride up into New England for another period of rain Thursday night into Friday morning. I expect Friday afternoon to be drying out. High pressure will settle in for Easter weekend. Sunshine Saturday in the 40's. Skies become partly sunny and warmer Easter Sunday in the 50's with SW winds. Another chance of rain showers by next Monday. Stay tuned to the forecast on NH1 news as these changes will be coming fast and furious. Plenty of weather to watch!