Weather Conversation with NH1 Chief Meteorologist Joe Joyce: Not a bad start to April
Overall, not a bad way to kick off the month of April! Beautiful sunshine with temperatures running slightly below the average. That we can handle! Looking ahead, we need some warmth! The good news is it about to arrive!
With high pressure sitting over us tonight will start off clear, with light winds. Overnight lows will again drop into the teens and 20's overnight. High-mid level clouds will spread east overnight. These clouds will signify the leading edge of the arrival of the warmer air. A warm front will be pushing into New England tomorrow with these morning clouds which will eventually erode to give way to partial sunshine by afternoon. SW winds will finally arrive and allow portions of Southern New Hampshire to climb into the Lower 50's, while areas north of Concord will stay in the 40's. Who is complaining?
We'll save the complaints for when we need them. How about the weekend? We'll have to keep an eye on the radar late Thursday night as a batch of showers along with an approaching cold front, will push through after midnight through the early morning of Friday. Mild WSW winds will continue for much of Friday as highs will be in the 50's near 60 in NH. Southern New England will climb into the Lower-mid 60's!
Precipitation on Friday does not look very heavy. In fact, most of the time will be mostly dry, with even a few breaks of sun. Another decent day. Still there is about a 40 percent chance of a few showers so we can not completely rule it out because a cold front will be stalling over New England at that time.
We will be tracking a wave of low pressure which will ride up along that stalled front and produce a more significant batch of rainfall later Friday Night through early Saturday morning. This low will be strengthening right over us and could drag in enough cold air for this rain to change to wet accumulating snow in the far north and mountains. For the rest of us, showers will be ending Saturday morning with blustery NNW winds following in on the back side bringing in a cooler airmass back into the Lower-mid 40's. Just like that our spring warm up will be gone! Easter Sunday will be mainly dry with a breezy mix of clouds and sun with cooler temps in the Lower 40's. Another low will be tracking towards New England with the risk of Snow showers Sunday Night through early Monday.
Still expecting an unsettled week of weather next week, with no big warm up in sight. Our models are all over the place right now in terms of placement and timing of precipitation. Temperatures look mild enough for mostly rain. At times rain will be heavy ... anywhere from Wednesday through Friday will have a chance of rain...we will take little baby steps into spring for now!