Hey, let’s go up to New Hampshire for a forecast today, where the fall colors have passed, but winter hasn’t been welcomed quite yet either.
At 353PM, ET, Manchester was reporting a temperature of 59 degrees with fair skies. There was a light south wind in the region, and most of the region was enjoying fairly warm, sunny conditions. Manchester finds itself in a position of some stability today, between parallel jet streaks through eastern Canada and east of the Gulf Stream in the north Atlantic. There is a surface low in western Ontario that is helping to induce the southerly breeze this afternoon in New England.
The parallel nature of the jet structure is inducing a pair of lows, the aforementioned wave in Canada, but also a rainier low moving through the western Atlantic. The offshore low will effectively steal moisture away from the terrestrial system, and despite a cold front arriving in Manchester on Saturday afternoon, it will be with little fanfare. The boundary will stall in the area, and the Atlantic feature will rock back towards the low, which will be in northern Quebec by Saturday evening. Circulation induced by these merging systems may bring some light snow showers to Manchester overnight Saturday into Sunday, but a cooler, drier flow will arrive by midday on Sunday. Clouds are still likely, but the threat for flurries will be at an end.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 54, Low 34
Sunday – Early morning wintry mix, High 41, Low 30
TWC: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy skies. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 53, Low 33
Sunday – Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 42, Low 34
AW: Tomorrow – Some sunshine giving way to clouds (late rain) High 55, Low 34
Sunday – A snow shower in the morning; otherwise, windy and cooler with periods of clouds and sun High 42, Low 31
NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 52, Low 35
Sunday – Mostly sunny High 42, Low 30
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny (evening showers, High 52, Low 35
Sunday – Partly cloudy, High 42, Low 29
WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with isolated showers, High 52, Low 35
Sunday – Partly cloudy, High 40, Low 35
FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy starting in the morning, continuing until afternoon (late rain). High 52, Low 34
Sunday – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. (early rain) High 41, Low 29
A look at the satellite shows that the action right now is to the north of the international border. The forecasts tell us that there are still many questions to be answered about what is going to unfold this weekend in New Hampshire. I should note, that where available, most of those forecast temperatures are non standard for Sunday.