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Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 25. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the evening.

PB/KE: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north in the evening.

 

 

Wednesday

Sunny, with a high near 43. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

PB/KE: Sunny, with a high near 39. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.


 

Wednesday Night

Increasing clouds, with a low around 25. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

PB/KE: Increasing clouds, with a low around 20. West wind around 5 mph.

 

Thursday

Partly sunny, with a high near 50. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

PB/KE: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Light west wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

 

 

Thursday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

 

 

 

PB/KE: A 40 percent chance of showers after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44. Southwest wind around 10 mph.

 

 

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A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63.

PB/KE: A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58.

 


 

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3/31 - 6:01 PM: Clear and cold tonight as high pressure builds in from the west here in Southern NH. However, a clipper low will sweep south of the region tonight and that will bring a period of light rain showers, mixed with some snow, south of the MA Pike. Colder with lows in the mid 20s tonight. A chilly day on Wednesday, sunny, in the upper 30s and low 40s. Finally, a warm front will cross the region Thursday and stall to our north. Temps will rise first into the 50s on Thursday and then the 60s on Friday. Low pressure is expected to rise along that stalled front and bring mostly rain to the region by Friday night. Finally, colder air returns this weekend as a cold front sweeps through New England.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST TONIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AND WILL SHIFT OFFSHORE WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A WARM FRONT
WILL LIFT NORTH INTO THE REGION ON THURSDAY AND WILL STALL AS A
COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. THE COLD FRONT WILL GRADUALLY
SETTLE INTO NEW ENGLAND AND WILL STALL ON FRIDAY. LOW PRESSURE
WILL TRACK NORTHEAST ALONG THE FRONT FRIDAY NIGHT AND WILL MOVE
NORTHEAST THROUGH THE REGION ON SATURDAY. LOW PRESSURE
DROPPING SOUTHEAST FROM CANADA WILL DISSIPATE OVER THE REGION ON
SUNDAY AND A TRAILING COLD FRONT WILL STALL OVER SOUTHERN NEW
ENGLAND ON SUNDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE AREA ON
MONDAY.

SYNOPSIS...MA
LIKELY RAIN/SNOW ACROSS SOUTHERN-MOST PORTIONS OF NEW ENGLAND
OVERNIGHT WITH LITTLE IMPACT. HIGH PRESSURE YIELDS CHILLY BUT DRY
WEATHER WEDNESDAY. WARMER THURSDAY AND ESPECIALLY FRI AHEAD OF A
COLD FRONT. LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ON THE FRONT FRIDAY NIGHT AND
MOVES ACROSS THE REGION EARLY SATURDAY BRINGING LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN
SHOWERS. MAINLY DRY AND MUCH COLDER LATER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
HIGH UNCERTAINTY NEXT WEEK WITH PERIODS OF UNSETTLED WEATHER
POSSIBLE.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...

HIGHLIGHTS...

* TEMPERATURES RISING TO NEAR NORMAL THU AND ABOVE NORMAL FRI
* STORM SYSTEM BRINGS SHOWERS THU NIGHT INTO EARLY SAT
* BLUSTERY AND COLDER LATE SAT INTO SUN

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3/31 - 6:57 AM: Good bye to March. I won't be missing you. Secondary cold front heads off shore today. Cooler air will begin to work into the region, but today temps will only be slightly below normal. Colder air works into the region tonight with temps dropping into the mid 20s across southern NH, a little higher as you go south. A cold day for April 1st with highs below normal in the upper 30s and low 40s. This will be followed by a cold Wednesday night with lows in the upper teens and low 20s. As this front stalls along the coast a wave of low pressure may bring some light showers south of the MA Pike later today and tonight. A warm front will push north on Thursday and temps will jump back into normal highs in the upper 40s and low 50s. Low confidence on the track of a late week storm system that could bring rain/snow or some kind of mix from Thursday night into Friday/Saturday. Stay tuned.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
COOL HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE NORTHWEST TODAY AND
WEDNESDAY. LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE EAST TO THE SOUTH OF SOUTHERN
NEW ENGLAND TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE MOVES TO THE EAST ON THURSDAY
WITH A WARMER SOUTHWEST FLOW DEVELOPING. SHOWERY WEATHER IS
EXPECTED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AS A FRONT STALLS NEAR THE REGION.
LOW PRESSURE MOVING ALONG THIS FRONT WILL BRING A PERIOD OF RAIN
OR SNOW FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY.

SYNOPSIS...MA
A QUIET WEATHER DAY IS FOLLOWED BY A CHANCE FOR RAIN/SNOW ACROSS
THE SOUTH COAST OVERNIGHT. WARMER TEMPERATURES THURSDAY AND
ESPECIALLY FRIDAY AHEAD A COLD FRONT. LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS ALONG
THE COLD FRONT FRIDAY NIGHT AND MOVES ACROSS THE REGION BY EARLY
SATURDAY BRINGING LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS. MAINLY DRY AND MUCH
COLDER SUNDAY. STILL COOL WITH A CHANCE OF A RAIN OR SNOW SHOWER
ON MONDAY.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...
HIGHLIGHTS...

* TEMPERATURES RISING TO NEAR NORMAL THU AND ABOVE NORMAL FRI
* STORM SYSTEM BRINGS SHOWERS THU NIGHT INTO EARLY SAT...

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3/30 - 6:40 PM: A secondary cold front is on its way tonight. That may drop some snow showers in the mountains and elevated areas, then we'll clear out. Windy. but not as cold with lows in the upper 20s and low 30s. Sunny on Tuesday with downsloping winds keeping the temps near seasonable norms. Colder Tuesday night and Wednesday as the passing clipper to our south pulls down more cold air from the NW. We'll be in a progressive pattern with the high moving offshore after a sunny, and colder, Wednesday with winds shifting to the SW and a warm up for up Thursday/Friday. Rain moves in sometime Friday or Friday night.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
A SECONDARY COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION TONIGHT AND WILL PUSH
OFFSHORE BY TUESDAY MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL GRADUALLY BUILD IN
FROM THE NORTHWEST TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
CREST OVER THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND WILL SHIFT OFFSHORE ON
THURSDAY AS A WARM FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE SOUTHWEST. THE WARM
FRONT WILL BE QUICKLY FOLLOWED BY A COLD FRONT EARLY FRIDAY. THE
FRONT WILL STALL SOUTH OF THE AREA FRIDAY AND LOW PRESSURE WILL
TRACK NORTHEAST ALONG IT FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. ANOTHER AREA
OF LOW PRESSURE CROSSING SOUTHERN CANADA SATURDAY NIGHT WILL DRIVE
A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE REGION BY SUNDAY MORNING. HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST BEHIND THE FRONT ON SUNDAY.

SYNOPSIS...MA
A QUIET NIGHT OF WEATHER PRIOR TO A CLIPPER-LOW SWEEPING SOUTH OF
THE REGION BRINGING A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW TO SOUTHERN-MOST
PORTIONS OF NEW ENGLAND. WARMER TEMPERATURES TOWARDS THE END OF
THIS WEEK THEN A MORE SIGNIFICANT STORM MAY APPROACH LATE THIS
WEEK.

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...

HIGHLIGHTS...

* MODERATING MORE SPRING-LIKE TEMPS LATE THIS WEEK
* INCREASING CHANCES FOR PRECIP LATE THIS WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND

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Regional Weather Discussion ...

Wrapping up the month of March today, and it will be a lamb for most. It will also be a cool start to April before a warming trend ends the week.

It will be a brighter Tuesday with mostly sunny skies south and clouds and flakes early north giving way to some sunny breaks this afternoon. Temps will run a couple degrees below normal (upper 30s north to mid/upper 40s south) with a persistent NNW breeze 10-20+ mph this afternoon.

A bright, breezy, and cool Wednesday is expected before more clouds roll in on Thursday (thickest cloud cover with a few snow/mixed showers north). Some partial sun is likely in southern areas where temps may get close to 50 in spots (40s for most.)

A warmer Friday although a large amount of sunshine is not likely. Showers are possible, especially early in the day, and again late. If we get enough sun, parts of southern NH could hit 60 or above! With overcast skies, 50s can be expected.

A cooler Easter weekend will follow. A wintry mix or snow is possible early Saturday in northern NH with rain showers farther south then partial clearing to follow for Saturday afternoon into Sunday. We will have a more detailed look at the weekend as we get a bit closer!

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