Cold air will pour into the region today on gusty WNW winds behind yesterday’s strong cold front. As a result, we’re seeing the usual upslope/downslope pattern emerge in cloud cover and precipitation observations this morning. Snow showers have been falling in the mountains while generally clear skies have prevailed southeast of the mountains. The one exception is a line of snow showers/squalls moving SE through York/Cumberland counties in Maine and parts of Carrol/Belknap counties in NH. These snow showers appear to be capable of making it all the way to the coastline with a brief burst of snow. No accumulations more than a dusting on cold surfaces are expected.
Later this afternoon, clouds and snow showers continue in the mountains while sunshine emerges along the coast. However, even between downsloping and sunshine, temps won’t rise much, even along the coast. Look for high temps ranging from the upper 20s (!) north to around 40 in far SE NH.
As a note of limited practical significance to most, but of some meteorological intrigue, is the potential for record low temperatures tomorrow morning. Temps will drop into the low/mid 10s north and low/mid 20s away from the immediate coast (which will hold on near 30). If you have started any planting anything that would be impacted by these temperatures, make sure to take appropriate precautions this afternoon.