Jan 1, 2016 7:26 PM
We'll have some rather quiet weather for the weekend as we will be in and out of the clouds with partly sunny skies on average. Persistent Werly winds will help to keep temps. at or just above seasonal norms, but also make for upsloping mountain snow showers across the White mountains. Sometimes a few of these mountain snow showers may try to survive the trip over the mountains and provide flurries to lower elevations. It should be a good ski weekend over all considering the lack of snow. It will be nice to see some accumulating light snow in the mountains. By the end of the weekend, some north facing slopes could see up to 3-6" of snow!
Then as we conclude the weekend we will be watching for an Arctic Front to push through the region. As it moves through it will come with a few snow showers or snow squalls during the late afternoon and evening up north which could limit visibility and make for slick travel on mountain roads. To the south only a few scattered light snow shower or flurries may develop. Then, behind this front, Canadian High pressure will direct some of the coldest air of the season and drive it right into New England Monday and Tuesday. Skies will be sunny but highs will only be in the teens and Lwr 20's. Bitter wind chills in the single digits Monday. Monday night lows will be dropping into the single digits with temps below zero in the north country. High pressure will dominate the weather pattern for the first week of January with abundant sunshine and temperatures gradually moderating by midweek.
Have a great weekend!