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New England Weather Discussion

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Current Temperature: 47.6°F (0.3) 
High Temperature for the day: 47.6°F
Rainfall Today: 0.68 inches

Current Dewpoint: 34.8°F (0.3)
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Last update: 12/06 - 6:24 PM

You will notice many changes on the site tonight and going forward. I had to re-create the site today due to code corruption. Not all of it is finished at this point, but I have updated enough of the site to continue to provide you weather updates and storm warnings. 
I will be hard at work on an updated site in the days ahead. Bear with me. - RL

A weak area of low pressure will approach from the west tonight. This will spread precipitation across the region from west to east. The ptype will mainly be rain, however some mixed precipitation is possible across the highest peaks. Eastern portions of the forecast area will remain relatively dry for much of the night as the precipitation encounters dry air per latest observed and forecast atmospheric soundings.

A southeasterly flow and plenty of cloud cover will keep temperatures relatively mild overnight. Readings will also be relatively uniform across the region with most areas in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT:
7AM guidance remains in relatively good agreement bringing the weak surface system and upper level trough through the region on Wednesday. Rain and patchy fog will continue. Rainfall totals will reach a half inch to an inch in most areas with a few locations possibly topping out just over an inch.

Cyclogenesis will occur as the system exits to the east and into the Gulf of Maine. This will allow winds to switch to the northwest, bringing drier air into the region as Canadian high pressure builds into Maine and New Hampshire. The rain will taper to scattered showers with any chance of precipitation shifting to northern and eastern areas.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY:
A drier airmass will be moving into the region as low pressure continue to slowly scoot off to the east on Thursday and Friday while broad high pressure becomes centered across Ontario/James Bay/Quebec. Other than some lingering upslope rain or snow showers across the mountains on Thursday, this will give us a couple of mostly dry days with well above normal temps again Thursday with highs around 50 degrees south of the mountains, but Friday will see highs back down to around 40 degrees.

As we go from later in the day on Friday and through the weekend, the high pressure will slide east and strengthen over Quebec or the Maritimes, forcing the previously mentioned low pressure back to the south and west. Increasing northeasterly flow with a tightening gradient between these two features will send higher moisture back our way, with mostly cloudy conditions and increasing shower or snow shower chances, especially closer to the coast. However, Ptype along the coast is expected to be mostly rain. Wind gusts will also be highest along the immediate coast from Friday into the weekend, where 25 to 35 mph look possible, while inland areas could see gusts to around 25 mph. The forecast has gone more pessimistic on the cloud cover for Saturday and Sunday, and with more cloud cover expected, have also gone on the cooler side of guidance.

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12/6/2022 - You will notice many changes on the site going forward. I had to re-create the site today due to code corruption. Not all of it is finished at this point, but I have updated enough of the site to continue to provide you weather updates and storm warnings. 
I will be hard at work on an updated site in the days ahead. Bear with me. - RL

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Regional Synopsis

SYNOPSIS...
Rain will continue to spread east tonight with the precipitation continuing on Wednesday as a weak area of low pressure crosses New England. Canadian high pressure builds into New England to end the work week. A mix of rain and snow showers then return for the weekend, as low pressure develops off the Mid Atlantic coastline.

SYNOPSIS...
Mild weather continues through Wednesday evening along with showers, moderate to heavy at times, as a frontal boundary approaches the area. Behind the departing low, dry weather returns late Wednesday night into Thursday, along with mild conditions. Then large Canadian high pressure and an offshore storm, may combine to yield windy and colder weather Friday into the weekend, along with showers of rain and/or snow at times.

LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY:

Highlights

* Rain and seasonably mild temperatures come to an end Thursday
behind a departing cold front

* Unsettled, cooler weather redevelops for this weekend. Low
confidence in precipitation potential continues

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Manchester NH - 12/06 - 8:29 AM

After a nice start to the work week, the next system approaches with rain before fair skies take hold again to round out the week.

Clouds continue to thicken as the latest system approaches and looks to bring rain showers this afternoon, and for the evening commute. It will still be mild with highs in the mid 40s north to lower 50s south with a southerly breeze.

A steadier rain moves in tonight and last into Wednesday. Locally a few spots could total up over an inch with this system before it winds down Wednesday night.

We should brighten skies for Thursday with highs in the 40s with a northerly breeze.

Friday into Saturday looks dry right now, but we'll watch a system passing to our south. Should that track a bit farther north, we could see increased chances for precipitation to start the weekend.

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