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Your Daily Forecast 3 Days at a Time

Updates by 7AM and 7PM Weekdays-Later on Weekends
Forecasts are for Southern NH (Nashua) with other locations noted.
(PB = Peterborough, NH) - (KE = Keene, NH)

Last Updated: Saturday, December 20, 2014 6:21 PM

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Special Weather Statement
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA
1142 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

CTZ004-MAZ004>007-012>021-026-RIZ001>007-210100-
WINDHAM CT-NORTHERN WORCESTER MA-CENTRAL MIDDLESEX MA-
WESTERN ESSEX MA-EASTERN ESSEX MA-SOUTHERN WORCESTER MA-
WESTERN NORFOLK MA-SOUTHEAST MIDDLESEX MA-SUFFOLK MA-
EASTERN NORFOLK MA-NORTHERN BRISTOL MA-WESTERN PLYMOUTH MA-
EASTERN PLYMOUTH MA-SOUTHERN BRISTOL MA-SOUTHERN PLYMOUTH MA-
NORTHERN MIDDLESEX MA-NORTHWEST PROVIDENCE RI-
SOUTHEAST PROVIDENCE RI-WESTERN KENT RI-EASTERN KENT RI-
BRISTOL RI-WASHINGTON RI-NEWPORT RI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PUTNAM...WILLIMANTIC...BARRE...
FITCHBURG...FRAMINGHAM...LOWELL...LAWRENCE...GLOUCESTER...
MILFORD...WORCESTER...FOXBORO...NORWOOD...CAMBRIDGE...BOSTON...
QUINCY...TAUNTON...BROCKTON...PLYMOUTH...FALL RIVER...
NEW BEDFORD...MATTAPOISETT...AYER...FOSTER...SMITHFIELD...
PROVIDENCE...WEST GREENWICH...WARWICK...BRISTOL...NARRAGANSETT...
WESTERLY...NEWPORT
1142 AM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

...MINOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED LATE TODAY AND ESPECIALLY
TONIGHT...

SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON ALONG THE
SOUTHEAST COAST OF MASSACHUSETTS. THE SNOW SHOWERS SHOULD THEN
OVERSPREAD THE REST OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN MASSACHUSETTS...AS
WELL AS RHODE ISLAND THIS EVENING. ALL PRECIPITATION SHOULD BE IN
THE FORM OF SNOW...EXCEPT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST COASTAL
PLYMOUTH COUNTY WHERE IT SHOULD BECOME MILD ENOUGH FOR A CHANGE TO
RAIN SHOWERS.

A COATING TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED LATE TODAY AND ESPECIALLY
TONIGHT. THERE IS A LOW RISK FOR LOCALIZED 3 TO 4 INCH SNOW AMOUNTS
ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST PLYMOUTH COUNTY AND INTO NORFOLK
COUNTY AS WELL AS AREAS OF COASTAL ESSEX COUNTY. MOTORISTS PLANNING
TRAVEL LATE TODAY AND ESPECIALLY TONIGHT SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY TRAVEL AND SNOW COVERED ROADWAYS.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR CASCO BAY...WESTERN
MAINE...CENTRAL NEW HAMPSHIRE...NORTHERN NEW
HAMPSHIRE...SOUTHEASTERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE.

SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL LIKELY PASS TO THE WEST OF NEW
ENGLAND ON CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY. HEAVY
RAINFALL...STRONG WINDS AND COASTAL FLOODING MAY BE POSSIBLE.
THERE IS STILL QUITE A BIT OF UNCERTAINTY WITH THIS SYSTEM SO STAY
TUNED TO THE LATEST FORECAST.

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Monday

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

PB/KE: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Calm wind.



 

Monday Night

A chance of rain and snow before 1am, then a chance of rain between 1am and 3am, then a chance of snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

 

 

PB/KE: A chance of snow before 2am, then a chance of snow and sleet between 2am and 5am, then a chance of sleet after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 29. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

 

 

Tuesday

A chance of snow and freezing drizzle before 8am, then a chance of rain and snow between 8am and 10am, then a chance of rain after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 42. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

PB/KE: A chance of snow and freezing drizzle before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow between 10am and noon, then a chance of rain after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 38. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

 

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Saturday Night

A 50 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 8pm. Cloudy, with a low around 26. Calm wind.

 

 

PB: Snow showers likely, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 23. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 

 

KE: A 40 percent chance of snow showers, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 24. Calm wind.

 

 

Sunday

Snow showers likely, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 

 

PB: Snow showers likely, mainly before 9am. Cloudy, with a high near 31. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 

 

 

KE: A 50 percent chance of snow showers before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 32. Calm wind.


 

Sunday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. Calm wind.

PB/KE: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. Calm wind.

 


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Rich's Local Weather Discussion:

12/20 - 6:18 PM: Winter Begins later tomorrow. Scattered snow and rain showers will overspread the region tonight. The heaviest of this precipitation will be in NE Coastal MA inland. See the Special Weather Statement Above. These snow showers will also spread across Southern NH, all the way to Keene. Not expecting any accumulation, but the best chance would be eastern areas, from Nashua east. This showers will persist into Sunday morning. By late morning skies will be cloudy. Lows tonight in the mid 20s and highs on Sunday will be in the low 30s. Mostly cloudy on Monday with a wintry mix expected by Monday night into Tuesday morning. A strong storm begins to approach by Christmas Eve. If you are flying to Chicago on Wednesday, you will probably have problems. This system still appears be tracking west, putting us on the milder side. Rain is expected. Stay tuned.
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SYNOPSIS...
SCATTERED SNOW/RAIN SHOWERS WILL GRADUALLY OVERSPREAD THE REGION
FROM EAST TO WEST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUN. WEAK LOW PRESSURE
WILL PASS SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND BRINGING ANOTHER PERIOD OF
PRECIPITATION MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY. A MUCH STRONGER STORM
PASSING WEST OF NEW ENGLAND WILL BRING HEAVY RAINFALL...GUSTY
WINDS AND COASTAL FLOODING CONCERNS TO THE REGION WEDNESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. DRY BUT VERY WINDY CONDITIONS FOLLOW FOR
CHRISTMAS DAY.

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12/20 - 9:19 AM: An interesting set up today. Here in NH we'll start off cold with bright sunshine but clouds will increase as the day progresses. By tonight we'll have snow showers but most of these will be Nashua east. Meanwhile, down in MA, a coastal front will set up and light snow is already falling down there. Light snow will spread west and accumulations of a coasting to 2" are possible. In fact, some areas in SE MA could see up to 4" of snow. See the Special Weather Statement Above. Cold today with highs only around 30°. Not as cold tonight with lows in the mid and upper 20s, mostly due to cloud cover. AM snow showers east on Sunday morning, just cloudy here in PB. Low 30s. A strong storm begins to approach by Christmas Eve. If you are flying to Chicago on Wednesday, you will probably have problems. Stay tuned.
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SYNOPSIS...
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS WILL GRADUALLY OVERSPREAD THE REGION FROM
EAST TO WEST LATER TODAY INTO SUNDAY. THE EXCEPTION WILL BE THE
IMMEDIATE SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND COAST...WHERE IT SHOULD BECOME MILD
ENOUGH FOR SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. WEAK LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS SOUTH
OF NEW ENGLAND...BRINGING ANOTHER PERIOD OF PRECIPITATION. A MUCH
STRONGER STORM PASSING WEST OF NEW ENGLAND WILL BRING HEAVY
RAINFALL...GUSTY WINDS AND COASTAL FLOODING CONCERNS TO THE REGION
WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING. DRY BUT VERY WINDY CONDITIONS
FOLLOW FOR CHRISTMAS DAY INTO FRIDAY.

LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...
HIGHLIGHTS...

* INVERTED TROUGH WILL BRING RAIN/SNOW SHOWERS TO THE MASS EAST
COASTLINE MONDAY INTO TUES MORNING.
* WEAK WAVE OF LOW PRESSURE MON NIGHT/TUESDAY COULD BRING WINTRY
MIX TO INTERIOR
* ANOMALOUS SYSTEM ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES WILL BRING HEAVY
RAIN...GUSTY WINDS AND COASTAL FLOODING CONCERNS AROUND CHRISTMAS
EVE

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12/19 - 4:54 PM: Skies will remain partly cloudy tonight and temps will drop after a cold day. Lows tonight will be in the upper teens to low 20s. High pressure over northern Maine should help keep us dry on Saturday but there will be lots of clouds around. Highs won't be much better than today, only in the low 30s here in PB, near the mid 30s in Nashua and south. Along the eastern coast, especially around the Cape, and RI, expect a mix of precip on Saturday. This will be light, and probably mostly rain. More of that Saturday night while we remain cloudy here in NH, and dry. Sunday looks similar to Saturday. Weak storm system clips the region by Monday, then a stronger storm begins to approach by Christmas Eve. If you are flying to Chicago on Wednesday, you will probably have problems. Stay tuned.
SYNOPSIS...
A WEAK DISTURBANCE AND ONSHORE FLOW WILL RESULT IN A PERIOD OF
LIGHT SNOW/RAIN SHOWERS MAINLY ACROSS EASTERN NEW ENGLAND THIS
WEEKEND. LOW PRESSURE WILL PASS NEAR THE REGION ON
TUESDAY...BRINGING A PERIOD OF PRECIPITATION. A MUCH STRONGER
STORM IS LIKELY TO BRING HEAVY RAIN...WIND AND COASTAL FLOODING
CONCERNS TO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY EVENING.
DRY BUT VERY WINDY CONDITIONS FOLLOW FOR CHRISTMAS DAY.

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Regional Weather Discussion ...

Cold but mostly calm weekend.
We'll see lot of sunshine this morning, but clouds coming in off the ocean could slowly dim that sun through the day, first in southeastern NH and spreading north and west. Highs will be in the upper 20s in northern and central NH, and the lower half of the 30s in southern NH.

Tonight, as winds coming in off the ocean continue, some "ocean effect" snow could develop.. either as light snow or flurries. This can continue at times on Sunday as well. It's not out of the question that a few places pick up a dusting from this activity.

The next widespread storm chance is Christmas eve. We're still 4 days away, so the forecast will most likely fluctuate a bit between now and then, but it's starting to become fairly clear that this will be a RAIN event. As of today, the storm looks like it could feature heavy rain and strong winds. Stay tuned, as this is obviously a very important day!

The heaviest rainfall will be Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night. The rain should pull away roughly around or just before sunrise on Christmas day.

Have a great weekend!

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