NH1 First Alert Weather: October 19, 2017
Thursday will be sunny and warm with the feel of summer by afternoon with highs climbing to 70-75 degrees. It will be colder briefly Friday, before returning to the mild summer flow for the weekend!
A weak cold front will push into the North Country today with a few high-mid level clouds. A gusty west, southwest flow will develop ahead of this front, allowing the warming trend to spike over us this afternoon with temperatures climbing into the lower to mid 70s, close to 15 degrees above normal with mostly sunny skies.
The front will push through tonight and bring slightly cooler air to the region Friday as winds shift back to the northwest. The air flowing in from Canada will keep high temperatures in the 60s Friday.
Building high pressure this weekend will be shifting eastward with a southerly flow developing. This will bring warming temperatures back into the lower 70s Saturday and the chance of lower to mid 70s by Sunday! Beautiful sunshine will dominate the weekend with an downright summery feel to the air. Some may be wondering if fall is ever going to come as this October is on pace to be the warmest on record!
Clouds will be on the increase Monday but it will still be very mild in the lower 70s. A deep upper trough from the Great Lakes will shift east and over the region Tuesday with a slow moving cold front, which will likely stall over the region Tuesday. A more organized, widespread rainfall is likely to track up this front and into New England for a good soaking beneficial rainfall. The rain could last through early Wednesday before the low pulls away taking the rain and humidity along with it. Expect the mild weather to last through midweek.
There are signs of a trough returning to the Northeast for the end of October and early November, which would break down the warm pattern and bring back more typical cooler air and a chance for more showers.