Feb 22, 2016 9:23 PM
NH1 Weather Insider with meteorologist Bill Gile for February 23, 2016
We'll have a dry day today as High pressure moves to the east of the area. Then the first of 2 areas of precipitation will move in this evening. Light snow will develop toward the end of the evening commute and then taper to snow showers after midnight. Accumulations through daybreak Wednesday morning with generally be around an inch or two. However, toward daybreak central and southern NH will start to see freezing rain and freezing drizzle taking over which will create an icy morning commute. Closer to the coast any snow will have changed to rain by daybreak though.
Through at least the first half of the day there'll be pockets of freezing drizzle in the valleys where the ground remains cold, otherwise there be a bit of a lull through midday with temperatures slowly climbing to the mid 30s. Then, the second round of precip. moves in later in the afternoon primarily as rain, but there could still be a few cold pockets where freezing rain continues until just about nightfall. However, by Wednesday night we'll all be enveloped in wind-driven heavy rain that lasts into Thursday afternoon while temperatures rise in to the 40s and low-mid 50s statewide. When all is said and done rainfall amounts will total 1-2 inches of water!
On Friday, we see the precipitation move out of the area, giving us a few flurries as it departs to our east. Otherwise, Friday is shaping up to be a nice mostly sunny day with temperatures in the 30's. On Saturday, temperatures will be in the 30's again with lows in the teens.