Mild This Afternoon, Snowing Tonight

Hello everyone!

Another strong cold front will move through the region today. As a result, we’ll transition from mild temps and a sea breeze midday to snow for most of the area by tonight. Thick cloud cover has overspread the region this morning ahead of the approaching storm system, but warm WSW winds will push temps to around 60 for much of the coastal plain and foothills west of I-95 and south of Lewiston-Laconia. Temps for the rest of the region will peak in the high 30s up north and mid 40s in the foothills/midcoast peninsulas.

Light rain showers are possible this morning and midday along the front itself, but steadier precip will hold off until mid/late afternoon. That’s when moisture from the storm system that has been bringing severe weather to the Deep South will arrive in our area. By that point, winds will shift around to the north and temps will be falling quickly. Most areas will see steady plain rain until around sunset when a changeover to snow will progress south. Dry air moving in from Canada will shut precip off before much snow can accumulate, especially in northern areas. Southern NH actually stands the best chance at seeing a slushy inch or two as precip lasts deeper into the night on the northern edge of the exiting storm system.

-Jack

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