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Rain ends this evening - Patchy Fog tonight - Partly Sunny Saturday

Winter Weather Advisory NE MA

*** A period of light icing likely this evening over higher
elevations in central and western MA ***

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Your Daily Forecast 3 Days at a Time

Updates twice per day, weekdays, at 7:00AM and again by 7:30PM- 9AM/7PM on Weekends
Forecasts are for Southern NH (Nashua) with other locations noted.
(PB = Peterborough, NH) - (KE = Keene, NH)

Last Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 6:44 PM

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Winter Weather Advisory - NW/Central MA - 2/23 - 6PM


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Friday Night

Rain before midnight, then a slight chance of showers between midnight and 1am. Low around 34. South wind around 5 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

 

 

 

PB/KE: Rain, mainly before 9pm. Low around 33. South wind around 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

 

 

 

Saturday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

PB/KE: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

 


 

Saturday Night

 

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. North wind around 5 mph.

 

 

PB/KE: A 30 percent chance of snow showers after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph after midnight..

 

 

Sunday

Rain, snow showers, and sleet, becoming all rain after 2pm. High near 38. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

 

 

 

PB/KE: Rain, snow, and sleet before 2pm, then rain and sleet likely between 2pm and 3pm, then a chance of rain after 3pm. High near 36. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

 


 

 

Sunday Night

A 30 percent chance of rain before 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

PB/KE: A 30 percent chance of rain before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.



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Rich's Local Weather Discussion:

2/23 -  6:22 PM: The rain crossing the region at this hour will come to an end early this evening. This is ahead of a warm front, but we are at 32.8° at this moment, so there may be some slick spots out there. Mostly sunny Saturday with highs in the low to mid 50s. The next system will arrive early Sunday morning. The main challenge with this system is precipitation type. Cold air draining south will make it cold enough for a frozen precipitation event. Looks like snow changing to sleet, mostly, with some freezing rain mixing in. This system could deliver 3" to 5" of the sloppy mess by Sunday evening. Stay tuned for more updates on this storm as we get closer. I have posted the latest Snowfall maps in the "Winter Weather Center" panel above.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
As low pressure moves through Quebec, it will send a warm front
through New England tonight. Expect some wintry precipitation as
this moves through. A cold front moves through on Saturday but
not before temperatures warm up into the 40s and 50s. The next
storm system will bring more widespread precipitation on Sunday,
with mainly snow or sleet being the dominant precipitation
type. There is also a chance for some freezing rain or rain depending
on the track. Fair weather returns for the first half of week
as a ridge of high pressure slowly builds over the region.
Another complex weather system affect the region Thursday and/or
Friday.

SYNOPSIS...MA
As a frontal system progresses east, rain and mixed
precipitation will continue into this evening. Active weather
pattern continues this weekend with more rain and interior mixed
precipitation Saturday night and Sunday. A near- seasonable,
quiet pattern for early next week

LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...

Highlights...

* Widespread precip on Sunday with wintry mix in the interior
* Dry and above average for early next week
* Stormy pattern emerging for the beginning of March

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2/23 -  6:55 AM: High pressure heads east this morning as a weak weather system moves in from the west this afternoon and tonight. Here in the south this looks like a mostly rain event, but in NW MA a winter weather advisory has been issued. I will update the snowfall maps later this morning. Any rain ends before midnight with skies remaining mostly cloudy. A partly sunny Saturday with above average temps in the upper 40s and low 50s. Another system arrives later Saturday night. This one looks stronger. Expecting snow/Sleet to rain Sunday, ending with some freezing precip which may affect the Monday morning commute. Stay tuned.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
High pressure will exit into the Canadian Maritimes early
today. A weak weather system will approach New England this
afternoon and evening followed by high pressure late tonight and
Saturday. Another weather system will bring mixed precipitation for
Sunday and Sunday night. Fair weather returns for early next week as
high pressure slowly builds over the Mid Atlantic region. Yet
another complex weather system will pass south of New England
Wednesday and Thursday.

SYNOPSIS...MA
High pressure over Maine moves east today. A frontal system
approaching from the west will bring another round of rain and
mixed precipitation this afternoon and evening. Active weather
pattern continues this weekend with more rain and interior mixed
precipitation Saturday night and Sunday. A near- seasonable,
quiet pattern for early next week.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...

*/ Highlights...

- Wintry mix transitions to freezing rain Saturday night into Sunday
- Quiet, dry, near-seasonable early week period
- Stormy pattern emerging for the beginning of March

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Regional Weather Discussion ...

The pattern remains quite active while the ups and downs of temps continue through the extended forecast.

After some early sunshine, another system will arrive Friday afternoon. With highs in the 30s, light snow is likely north with a light mix in central NH, and a light mix or light rain south. It dries out again later Friday night with lows in the 20s.

It will be a bright and mild day Saturday with highs in the 40s to lower 50s before an increase in clouds Saturday night brings the next storm system in on Sunday. Sunday's system will likely be a bit colder, with snow and sleet to start for all with a light accumulation. More snow is likely as the day wears on in northern NH while snow goes to a mix in central NH and the snow and any mix goes over to rain in southern parts of the state.

A dry and milder Monday and Tuesday will follow.

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