NH1 Weather Window with Joe Joyce: Spring has finally sprung!
Spring has finally sprung! Well, just for a bit at least. A warm front is lifting north Thursday afternoon with SW winds following in behind with increasing sunshine. Temperatures will be spiking during the mid-late afternoon in response to the early April sun with highs climbing into the Lower-mid 50's!
Enjoy because it is only going to be a small window of nice spring weather. Already we tracking clusters of showers and thunderstorms which lie to our west. These showers will be arriving this evening in advance of a cold front. I would say the best chance of showers would be between 9 PM and 4 AM Friday. Temperatures will remain mild overnight.
A cold front will be pushing through New England on Friday and stalling over Southern New England. Lucky for us, we will end up on the drier side of that front. It will be a bit damp early Friday morning, but skies will be increasing with sun as the front pushes through New Hampshire. The good news is we will hold on to the warmth! In fact, it will get warmer with highs on Friday climbing to 60-65 degrees. It looks like a great day across the region.
The main batch of weather we will have to watch will arrive Friday night, as a wave of low pressure will track the stalled front and bring a steady rain for the evening and early morning hours of Saturday. The low will track right over Southern New England and deepen. It will drag in colder air so, rain will be changing to snow across the White mountains where up to 3-6" of snow may fall by Saturday afternoon.
Most of us will start off a little showery and damp on Saturday. Winds will pick up from the NW as the storm departs and directs colder air back into New Hampshire. That's all she wrote for the brief spring warm up! Clouds will hold tough Saturday with blustery winds, but it will be drier in the afternoon with highs in the Lower-mid 40's. Easter Sunday is looking just fine right now. Breezy WNW winds will keep the cool feel in place, but it looks dry with a mix of sun and clouds in the Lower-mid 40's. We will be keeping a close eye on next week. It will be a challenging week of unsettled weather with borderline temperatures which could still mean some wintry weather to contend with, especially in the colder areas of the north country . . . to be determined as we get closer. Soak up the sun . . . the next 36 hours are gonna rock!