Today will feature the return of mild air as our anomalously warm winter continues. Expect temps to hold in the low 30’s up in the mountains but soar into the low to mid 50’s across southern NH. Most of coastal/southern ME will sit in the low to mid 40’s by this afternoon. All this warm air will be arriving on southwesterly breezes ahead of an approaching cold front. That means we’ll be expecting some clouds to develop as the front approaches. Sure enough, clouds have overspread most of the area as I write this around 5:45. While some breaks in the cloud cover are possible (especially over southern NH), mostly cloudy conditions can be expected across the area today.
Precipitation associated with this frontal system will arrive over the mountains this evening in the form of a snow/sleet mix. Precip will shift southeast tonight (after 10 PM) and will fall in the form of rain everywhere except the mountains well north of Route 2.