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Blustery - Mostly sunny - Cold at night

The freeze is coming - Wednesday night/Thursday night

Cooler air pushes south

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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.
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Tuesday Night

 

Mostly clear, with a low around 40. Southwest wind around 5 mph.

PB/KE: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

 

 

 

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. West wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

 

 

 

PB/KE: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

 

 


 

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 32. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

 

 

PB/KE: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

 

 

 

Thursday

 

Sunny, with a high near 44. Breezy, with a northwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

PB/KE: Sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

 

 

 

Thursday Night

 

Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light after midnight.

PB/KE: Mostly clear, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

 

 

Friday

Sunny, with a high near 54.

PB/KE: Sunny, with a high near 51.

 


 

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10/16 -  6:20 PM: Quiet tonight. Another cold front will approach the region on Wednesday. The winds will pick up once again, gusting into the 3MPH range. Some very light rain/snow showers are possible, but mostly in the mountains to our north. Then it REALLY gets cold with lows Wednesday night dropping to around 30°. A cold and windy Thursday, highs not getting much past 40° under sunny skies. Then the coldest night of the season thus far, with lows dipping into the mid 20s here in Peterborough, NH. Temps will bounce back on Friday into the low to mid 50s. Snow showers in the mountains continue. See Weather Graphic #1 above and expect frost/Freeze warnings.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
After a brief break tonight...the second in a series of strong
cold fronts will arrive on Wednesday with another round of
showers and gusty winds with the coldest air of the fall season
arriving Wednesday night and Thursday with mountain snow showers
continuing. High pressure arrives late Thursday and Thursday
night with slackening winds and moderating temperatures through
the end of the week. The next chance for rain showers will come
Saturday ahead of another frontal system.

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT/...

High Impact Weather Potential: Strengthening westerly winds
Wednesday followed by accumulating snow in the mountains and
favored upslope regions to the north Wednesday night.

SYNOPSIS...MA
A cold front moves through the region Wednesday followed by the
coldest air of this young fall season invades Wednesday night
and Thursday. However the cold weather is short lived with
moderating temps Fri and Sat but a chance of showers ahead of a
cold front Saturday. Colder air returns Sunday and Monday behind
the frontal passage.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
Highlights...

* Brief surge of winter cold Thursday
* Moderating temperatures Friday and Saturday
* Return to colder than normal Sun & continuing into early next week
* Mainly dry this period with just scattered showers Fri ngt/Sat

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10/16 -  6:17 AM: There were wind advisories issued last night for MA south. These expired at 6AM this morning. Winds will remain gusty today with bright and sunny skies, and highs temps in the low to mid 50s. Mostly clear and quiet tonight with lows in the mid 30s. The gusty winds return on Wednesday as another cold front crosses the region, this time dry. Temps plunge Wednesday night to around 30°, with a very chilly Thursday with highs only in the 40s. Another cold night Thursday with lows in the upper 20s, to around 30°. This will end the growing season across much of New England, perhaps sparing coastal areas. Expect freeze warnings. After that temps moderate back towards normal seasonal highs into the weekend. Note: In the long range, the charts depict an early snowfall for northern New England at the moment. Stay tuned.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
High pressure builds into the area from the west today allowing
clearing skies with brisk winds. Another cold front will move
through late Wednesday, bringing some of the coldest air of the
season to the region. Temperatures on Thursday will only climb
into the 30s to mid 40s during the day for highs. Thursday night
lows will fall well into the 20s, with some teens being
recorded over the mountains.

SYNOPSIS... MA
Today will feature plenty of sunshine but a return to cool
temperatures across southern New England. Another cold front
moves through Wednesday. Behind the front, the coldest air
of this young fall season invades the area Wed night and Thu.
However the cold weather is short lived with moderating temps
Fri and Sat but a chance of showers ahead of a cold front Saturday.
Colder air returns Sunday and Monday behind the frontal passage.

* Strong wind gusts diminish some through daybreak

LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...

Highlights...

* Unseasonably cold & blustery Wednesday night and Thursday
* Moderating temperatures Friday and Saturday
* Return to colder than normal temps Sunday and Monday
* Next chance of widespread showers Sat/Sat night

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Regional Weather Discussion ...

MANCHESTER, N.H. —
Gusty winds overnight will continue Tuesday morning. There is a wind advisory for the northern half of New Hampshire through 2 p.m.
Sunshine is expected otherwise with highs in the 50s. It will feel cooler with the westerly wind.

The next disturbance will move through on Wednesday, resulting in clouds mixing in with some sun. A few mixed showers are possible in northern areas while a spot shower cannot be ruled out in southern areas. It will be breezy and cool.

Thursday will be partly sunny. A few snow flakes are possible in the north. It looks mostly sunny in the south. It will be quite breezy again and cold with high temperatures only in the mid-30s north and mid-40s south.

After a very cold start to Friday, sunshine will prevail most of the day with highs in the mid-40s far north to low 50s far south.

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