Apr 10, 2016 6:55 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with meteorologist Bill Gile for April 11, 2016
Monday starts off a bit on the chilly side, but milder air will be moving in on gusty southerly winds (30-35mph). However, as the day gets under way there will still be enough cold air in place so that as precipitation begins around daybreak the northern half of NH and the Monadnock region will see either a period of light snow or rain/snow shower mix. If anything were to stick it would only be on the grassy surfaces, but some roads could become slippery mainly between the hours of 5-8am. By mid-late morning any areas seeing a mix will change to just plain rain showers as temperatures begin to climb. Otherwise, statewide we'll just see cloudy skies with temperatures recovering closer to normal levels for the afternoon. A cold front slowly works its way through New England Tuesday and that's going to keep periods of rain going for most of the day, but areas along the CT River from the Upper Valley northward may see a change back to snow before it ends during the mid-late afternoon.
A new area of High pressure will follow for the midweek bringing back slightly cooler readings with some sunshine. However, the long-range outlook is looking so good. We may be seeing a blocking pattern developing toward the end of the week and we may find ourselves falling into a typical springtime setup where Low pressure sits along the east coast for days and creates a cool onshore wind. That onshore wind would mean a good deal of clouds for us along with the occasional threat for showers. If this blocking pattern sets up a little further to the east then we'll get out of the onshore flow and our skies would be brighter and a bit warmer, but the odds are favoring the former outcome right now.