Jan 9, 2016 9:15 PM

NH1 Weather Insider with meteorologist Cyrena Arnold for Jan. 10, 2016


The calendar may say January, but Sunday is going to feel more like a stormy spring day. Drizzle, fog, and scattered showers begin early in the morning as a low pressure system approaches from the southwest. Drizzle turns to rain during the morning and could be heavy at times throughout the afternoon, with 1-2" of rain expected to fall in just a few hours. Don't be surprised if you hear a rumble of thunder or two during the day.

The warm temperatures combined with the rain will erode away the snow quickly, sending a lot of water to rivers and streams, so beware of flooded areas. A Flood Watch is in effect for central New Hampshire and west central Maine until Sunday night.

A high wind watch is also in effect until Sunday night, mainly for the seacoast and the Maine coast, where sustained winds will range from 20-35 mph but will gust well into the 50 mph range. We can expect gusts into the 30 mph range for interior locations. Beware of downed tree limbs and branches as they may cause localized power outages.

This storm will depart late Sunday evening and bring with it much cooler temperatures and a strong wind from the west, making it feel like it's in the teens and 20's for much of Monday. We warm up lightly on Tuesday, the winds calm, and a chance of light snow moves in on Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning.

Expect cool temperatures in the 20's and 30's for the later half of the week with partly cloudy skies and breezy conditions. Another storm system moves into the area at the end of the week that has the potential to bring more snowfall by the weekend.

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