DAYS 1-5 (JANUARY 14-18)
We’ll be in the firing line of low pressure areas during the next 5 days with 2 passing by and 1 approaching by the end of the period. The first is actually a double miss, one passing south, one passing north, during tonight, but a trough bridge between the 2 will bring rain showers, though those may be mixed with sleet and/or snow in southern NH as the air will be marginally cold enough there to support some frozen precipitation. We’ll have a slightly stronger low passing eastward across central New England early Thursday, mainly a rain producer for our area, with this time the snow being to the north of the forecast area. Behind that second system we get a delivery of much colder air which you will feel for sure, along with wind, by Thursday night and Friday. By Saturday we’re still cold but the wind will have settled down, but clouds will be on their way back in ahead of a winter storm threat, which arrive Saturday night – slightly slower timing than expected previously. On tomorrow’s blog update we’ll re-visit this threat in more detail, but for now expect a snow/mix/rain scenario for the mid portion of the weekend. Forecast details…
TODAY: Mostly cloudy. Highs 38-45. Wind variable under 10 MPH.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers except sleet/snow showers possible southern NH and around the MA/NH border. Lows 32-39. Wind variable up to 10 MPH.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny. Highs 44-51. Wind variable 5-15 MPH.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy. Chance of rain late but possible mix southern NH. Lows 33-40. Wind variable 5-15 MPH.
THURSDAY: Cloudy start with rain showers except mix/snow showers northern MA / southern NH. Clouds/sun midday-afternoon. Highs 38-45. Wind variable becoming W to NW increasing to 15-25 MPH, higher gusts.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Clearing. Lows 11-18. Wind NW 10-20 MPH and gusty. Wind chill near to below 0.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 22-29. Wind NW 10-20 MPH and gusty. Wind chill below 10 at times.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Clear. Lows 8-15. Wind N 5-15 MPH. Wind chill near 0.
SATURDAY: Increasing clouds. Snow except snow/mix/rain south arriving at night. Highs 25-32. Wind NE up to 10 MPH.
DAYS 6-10 (JANUARY 19-23)
Winter storm moves out January 19 replaced by windy/cold weather through January 20, then dry and more tranquil weather for January 21. Continued cold but may have to watch storminess evolving south of the region by the middle of next week.
DAYS 11-15 (JANUARY 24-28)
One or two low pressure systems may impact the region, snow/mix favored over rain. Uncertain how the pattern evolved specifically so will re-evaluate this on coming updates.