Feb 18, 2016 8:53 PM
High pressure will move across New England through Friday to give us a good deal of sunshine while a warm front approaches from the west. That front will spread high clouds into the region for the afternoon and then bring some light snow for the evening. Snow will begin in the western part of the state around 8pm and reach the eastern areas between 10-11pm. This first round of snow will last about 2-4 hours and may have a few bursts of moderate snowfall embedded within. It will also bring a dusting to about an inch of snow to most of granite state with a few higher elevations picking up a second or 3rd inch. The mountains look to get the most ranging 3-4 inches. after midnight a few more passing light snow showers will be around, but not much additional snowfall is expected (dusting to 1/2 inch).
By Saturday morning milder temperatures begin to move in and any lingering flurries or rain showers will end, but skies remain generally cloudy with a few bright spots for the rest of the day as highs climb well into the 40s. As a trailing cold front heads our way there will be the threat for an afternoon or evening rain shower. That front clears the region late Saturday night which allows for more sunshine to be found Sunday with readings holding in the 40s.
Temperatures will cool down again for early next week with dry conditions. However, by Wednesday a coastal storm will be developing and at this point in time it looks to bring snow to region that may mix with or change to rain in southern NH. Obviously, as we get closer to it we'll be able to provide better details.