A Mixed Bag Of Precipitation Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature a mixed bag of precipitation as a cold front and coastal storm converge on our area. Precipitation associated with the cold front is already approaching Western New Hampshire while the coastal storm remains well to our south this morning. The storm will move rapidly northeast today, passing near Cape Cod by this evening. This storm will help to pull colder air south, resulting in a change from rain back to snow across the foothills. The mountains are likely to remain cold enough to see all snow, though accumulation will be heavily dependent on elevation. The foothills will start as snow, before transitioning to sleet and/or freezing rain. Not much accumulation is expected, perhaps a coating-1″, but the combination of various frozen precipitation types will result in slippery roads. The coastal plain may see a few snowflakes at the very beginning, but those will quickly melt away to raindrops as warm air will have little problem rushing in from the ocean.

Precipitation will be light for most of the day today, but heavy bands of rain and snow are possible this evening as the dynamics associated with the coastal low move over our area. Highs will range from around 30 in the north to around 40 along the coast.

-Jack

A Lovely Late Fall Day Today

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Today will feature a lovely late fall day as high pressure builds in overhead. Look for pleasantly cool temperatures ranging from around freezing in the north to around 40 in the south. Skies will be mostly sunny, and no precipitation is expected. Enjoy the beautiful weather! Rain and mountain snow will return tomorrow.

-Jack

Back To Quiet Weather Today

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After some snow yesterday, quiet weather will return today as drier air moves into the region. Temps are below freezing this morning, so watch for black ice where some of yesterday’s precipitation has refrozen. Temps will rise above freezing outside of the mountains this afternoon with highs topping out near 40 along the coast. Skies will be much sunnier than yesterday as drier air moves in from the north.

-Jack

Light Snow For Some Today

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Today will feature cool temps, cloudy skies, and, for some, light snow as a weak disturbance moves by to our south. Because this disturbance is weak and moving to our south, the highest probability of precipitation will be located over southern areas. The mountains could remain mostly dry today. While gentle northerly winds will be transporting cooler air into the region, it’s still early in the season and the daytime timing of the system means that along the coast, snow may change to rain, and even if it doesn’t, no accumulation is expected. Inland, up to an inch of accumulation is expected, especially in the higher terrain. Temperatures will range from the low 30’s north to a little above 40 in SW NH.

-Jack

Slightly Warmer With More Clouds Today

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Today will feature slightly warmer temperatures and increased cloud cover as a weak disturbance drifts nearby. High temps will range from the low 30’s in the north to around 40 in the south as light winds turn southerly. Clouds will be the primary feature of interest today, and they will be fairly uniformly distributed. They won’t be perfectly opaque, and some sunshine will be able to filter through, especially this afternoon when we’re between two weak disturbances. No precipitation is expected until tomorrow, when light rain and snow showers are possible in the south.

-Jack

A Cold And Dry Day Today

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Today will feature cool and dry conditions as a very strong area of Canadian high pressure dominates the region. High temperatures will be quite chilly, well below what’s typically expected this time of year. The mountains will top out in the low to mid 20’s while parts of the coast will struggle to the freezing mark. Skies will be sunny and dry as there’s hardly any moisture in the air. Enjoy the day!

-Jack

The Calm Before The Arctic Front

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Today, believe it or not, will feature relative warmth ahead of MUCH colder air set to arrive tonight. Highs will range from the mid 30’s in the mountains to the mid 40’s along the coast as warm southeasterly winds develop. Skies will start sunny this morning, but clouds will increase this afternoon as the front approaches. The front itself will cross the region late tonight/early tomorrow morningĀ with a round of intense snow squalls for the mountains and foothills. Behind it, very cold air will flood into the region on gusty NW winds. Wind gusts tomorrow will likely top 40 mph for many, and wind chills will make a move towards the zero mark. Tomorrow’s weather will be dry, outside of the typical upslope regions in the mountains where snow is expected. I will be off in those mountains tonight and tomorrow morning, so no update will come a day from now. I’ll be back Saturday morning!

-Jack

Reliably hype-free weather info for Western Maine and New Hampshire from amateur forecaster Jack Sillin

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