Another Very Mild Day Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature weather that would be lovely in April. A series of storm systems are tracking to our north along a stalled frontal boundary, and by virtue of being to their south, we’re on their warm side. The result will be another day of very mild weather. Look for highs ranging from around 40 in the north to a little above 50 in the south. Skies will feature a mix of sun and clouds, with more clouds expected closer to the storm systems in the north, and more sun expected in the southern parts of the region. Areas outside of the northern mountains will stay mostly dry today, with some rain and snow showers expected in the northern mountains. Precipitation type will be elevation-dependent with these showers, with rain in the valleys, and several inches of accumulation on the summits.

-Jack

Mild And Calm Today

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Today will feature mild temperatures and quiet weather as high pressure builds across the area from the west. Look for high temps to soar into the 40’s for all but the mountains, where mid to upper 30’s are forecast. Satellite imagery shows clear skies across the area this morning, a trend that is expected to continue until this evening when a few high clouds will drift into the area in advance of a storm system that will end up moving to our north tomorrow.

-Jack

Mild And Clear Today

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Today will feature mild temps and clear skies as drier, but not colder, air moves into the region from the west. Expect temps to rise into the upper 30’s north and mid 40’s south with morning fog burning off to afternoon sunshine downwind of the mountains.¬†Scattered upslope cloudiness is expected in the higher terrain. No precipitation is expected outside of localized upslope flurries as light westerly breezes bring drier air into the region. Enjoy the beautiful day!

-Jack

Snow, Sleet, And Rain Today

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A storm system that brought flash flooding and tornadoes to parts of the Midwest yesterday is becoming our problem for today as it spreads precipitation into a cold airmass of varying depths. Snow is already overspreading the area from SW to NE this morning, and precipitation will continue through this evening. The trick will be figuring out in what form that precipitation will be hitting the ground. For the mountains, cold air will be deep enough to allow for a mostly snow event, with just a quick change to sleet near the end of precip this evening. In those areas (Whites plus areas N of rt 2) expect 3-6″ of snow, with some towns picking up as much as 8″. For inland areas, expect snow to continue through the early afternoon before changing to sleet. 2-4″ of snow/sleet are expected here. Along the coastal plain, look for snow to change to sleet a bit more quickly with 1-3″ expected. Along the immediate coast, east of rt. 1, look for an early burst of snow to change to rain as onshore flow brings warm air in at the surface. Just a coating is expected here.

Precip moves out from west to east this evening.

-Jack

Cooler Today With A Return To Mixed Precipitation

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After our 70’s on Wednesday, and snow in southern parts of the area yesterday, we’re headed for somewhat of a middle ground today with seasonable temperatures and some light mixed precipitation. Look for highs ranging from 30 in the mountains to 40 on the NH seacoast. Skies will start at least partly sunny this morning, but clouds will move in midday ahead of our next storm system. Precipitation will develop from west to east through the mid/late afternoon hours, initially falling as snow or rain depending on surface temps. As warm air continues to flow in aloft, expect a transition to more mixed precipitation types with freezing rain and sleet forecast for a large part of the area by the early evening. The immediate coastline will likely stay warm enough for all rain. Precipitation will depart from west to east early in the night tonight.

-Jack

Back To February Today

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Today’s weather will feature a return to the proper order here in Northern New England, where we would expect temperatures to be somewhat below 70 in the month of February. Highs will be seasonable today, ranging from 25 in the north to 35 along the NH Seacoast. This cooler weather will be accompanied by some snow in Southern NH this afternoon, though accumulations are expected to remain below the 1″ mark. Mostly cloudy skies are expected across the rest of the area outside of the mountains as a system passes to our south.

-Jack

Astoundingly Hot Today (For Some)

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The forecast for today is a hot mess. Hot because temps could reach 70¬† in southern NH, and a mess because first of all under no circumstances should it be 70 in New England in February, and second of all we have some low level clouds and fog that could result in locally impeded warming. Satellite imagery shows scattered mid level clouds moving from west to east across the area this morning, with areas of stubborn low level cloudiness not really going anywhere. In areas that are able to break into the sunshine relatively soon this morning, temps will soar into the 60’s and possibly even low 70’s. For those that remain socked in the fog, which is dense in places, temps will be limited to the low 50’s. The most likely place for this will be the Midcoast, with southern NH standing the best chance at sunny skies. Higher elevations in the foothills and mountains are also more likely to break into the warmth over sheltered valleys which could stay quite cold due to very localized cold air damming. Today will start mostly dry, but a line of showers is possible this evening as a cold front moves through.

-Jack