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National Weather Service Gray ME
410 PM EST Thu Jan 23 2020

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Northern Oxford-Northern Franklin-Central Somerset-Southern Oxford-
Southern Franklin-Southern Somerset-Interior York-
Interior Cumberland-Androscoggin-Kennebec-Interior Waldo-
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410 PM EST Thu Jan 23 2020

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Maine, south central Maine,
southwest Maine, west central Maine, western Maine, New Hampshire,
central New Hampshire, northern New Hampshire and southern New
Hampshire.

Friday through Wednesday.

A complex system will slowly cross through New England Saturday
night through early Monday. Accumulating snow is most likely in the
mountains, with rain mixing in through the foothills.

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Thursday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. Calm wind.

PB/KE: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14. Calm wind.

 

 

 

Friday

 

Partly sunny, with a high near 42. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph.

PB/KE: Partly sunny, with a high near 39. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

 


 

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

PB/KE: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. East wind around 5 mph.

 

 

 

Saturday

A chance of drizzle between noon and 2pm, then rain likely after 2pm. Areas of fog between 9am and 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 41. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

KE: A chance of drizzle between 1pm and 2pm, then rain likely after 2pm. Areas of fog between 9am and 1pm. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 40. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

 

 

PB: A chance of drizzle and snow between noon and 1pm, then rain likely. Areas of fog between 8am and 11am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 38. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

 


 

Saturday Night

Rain. Patchy fog after 11pm. Low around 35. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

KE: Rain. Areas of fog between 4am and 5am. Low around 34. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

 

 

PB: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 7pm. Patchy fog after midnight. Low around 34. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.



 

Sunday

Rain likely before 8am, then a chance of drizzle after 8am. Areas of fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

 

 

 

PB/KE: A chance of drizzle before 8am, then a chance of drizzle and snow between 8am and 10am, then a chance of drizzle after 10am. Areas of fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

 



KE: Rain likely before 9am, then a chance of drizzle and snow between 9am and 10am, then a chance of drizzle after 10am. Areas of fog between 8am and noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 40. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

 


 

Sunday Night

A chance of rain and snow showers before 11pm, then a chance of snow showers between 11pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

KE: A chance of rain and snow showers before 9pm, then a chance of snow showers between 9pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

 

 

PB: A chance of snow before 8pm, then a chance of snow showers between 8pm and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 28. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

 



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1/23 - 6:19 PM: Mostly cloudy tonight as a cold front sags south, so not as cold as the previous few nights with lows in the mid teens to low 20s. Partly sunny Friday with highs around 40°. Clouds return later in the day. Some spotty freezing drizzle possible in coastal sections. Saturday morning, an occluded area of low pressure will be centered across the Ohio River Valley and the southern Great Lakes. A triple point low is expected to develop near the Delmarva Peninsula and move northeastward across New England through the day on Sunday, and will slowly continue moving eastward into New Brunswick Early Monday. Models have continued to trend warmer over the last few runs. The other models suggest a different track. With a lack of cold air the most likely solution appears to be mostly rain across southern NH, along the coast, and across much of the coastal plain. The mountains and foothills look likely to start as mostly snow, gradually changing over to a wintry mix, then changing back to snow overnight Sunday. More details on that tonight in the every Thursday evening Weekend Outlook e-mail. Join the team and get on the list! Links below
Hazardous Weather Outlook: NH/ME

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
A cold front will sink gradually south into the area tonight through
Friday accompanied by a few clouds. A broad area of low pressure
will cross the region this weekend with accumulating snow
possible over higher terrain, rain along the coast, and a mix
between over the foothills. The system exits early next week
with quiet weather to follow.

SYNOPSIS...MA
One area of high pressure moves offshore tonight. A second high
moves from Eastern Canada to the Maritimes for Friday. This will
bring dry weather through Friday night. A storm is expected to
impact the region Saturday into Saturday night with mostly rain
and gusty coastal winds, but some snow is possible over the
higher elevations in northern MA. Mainly dry and seasonable
conditions return Sunday lasting into the middle of next week.

LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...

Highlights...

* Coastal storm this weekend bringing a cold rain for much of
southern New England. Best opportunity for snow is across the
higher elevations of the interior where things begin as a wintry
mix before transitioning to rain/snow before becoming all rain.

* Scattered rain/snow showers linger across western MA on Sunday
into the early morning hours Monday.

* The dry and quiet weather returns for Monday through Wednesday.
Slightly cooler temperatures compared to the weekend.

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1/23 -  6:41 AM:  A cold start this morning, but temps will rise well above freezing today into the low 40s. That will melt some of the snow pack which will refreeze tonight with some slippery spots. Quiet weather continues through Friday. A cold front will sag southward on Friday bringing clouds but little else. The weekend is looking wet as opposed to white. More details on that tonight in the every Thursday evening Weekend Outlook e-mail. Join the team and get on the list! Links below.
Previous discussion: By Friday morning, a ridge of high pressure centered over central Quebec will extend eastward across the Canadian Maritimes, and will continue to bring fair conditions to New England through early Saturday. This ridge will be anomalously warm for this time of the year, with origins from the Pacific Ocean, rather than northern Canada. This means that temperatures will be above normal into the weekend, and that there will not be a major source of cold air nearby or in place as a storm system approaches for late Saturday through Monday. The storm system is currently located over the Pacific northwest US. It is expected to emerge over the central Plains and strengthen until it becomes an occluded area of low pressure over the Ohio River valley by late Friday. The low will slowly move eastward and will likely cross through southern or central New England on Sunday. The storm is expected to move quite slowly, with the low pressure center not expected to depart the Gulf of Maine until Monday afternoon. With a slow track nearby, precipitation will likely linger right through the day on Monday, but it will not be continuous from late Saturday through Monday. Precipitation is likely to be more showery and periodic across central and southern zones by Sunday afternoon, with the mountains standing the best chance of experiencing more continuous precipitation with bands of snow rotating in on the backside of the low into Monday. Stay tuned....still lots of uncertainty.

SYNOPSIS...NH/ME
High pressure provides fair weather and above average
temperatures today. A cold front will sink gradually south into
the area late Thursday through Friday accompanied by a few
clouds. A coastal system passes this weekend with accumulating
snow possible over higher terrain, rain along the coast, and a
mix between over the foothills. The system exits early next week
with quiet weather to follow.
High confidence exists in: mostly rain along the coast/southern
NH and mostly snow over higher terrain including the Whites and
western Maine mountains; and a period of gusty winds in excess
of 30 mph along the immediate coast Sunday morning.

SYNOPSIS...MA
High pressure will remain in control through Friday with dry and
mild days and a cold night tonight. A storm is expected to
impact the region Saturday into Saturday night with mostly rain
and gusty coastal winds, but some snow is possible over the
higher elevations in northern MA. Mainly dry and seasonable
conditions return Sunday lasting into the middle of next week.

LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
Highlights...

* Dry weather Friday night with above normal temperatures.

* Coastal storm this weekend initially bringing a cold rain for much
of southern New England. Best opportunity for snowfall is across
the highest elevations of the interior where things begin as a
wintry mix before transitioning to rain.

* Scattered snow showers across the region late on Sunday into early
Monday, then dry through mid week.

* Slightly cooler temperatures after the weekend.

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Regional Weather Discussion ...

Manchester NH -

This quiet stretch of weather has a few more days left in it as temps will continue to skew milder. Changes are likely this weekend as the next system slowly approaches.

Today will be that same mix of some sunshine blending with high clouds at times. With light winds after a seasonably chilly start, temps will rise into the mid and upper 30s to lower 40s, which will feel pretty good this afternoon.
Similar temps will fair skies for Friday as well.

Saturday will start off partly sunny before clouds eventually take over. A slow moving storm system will develop to our south and west, and will affect NH by late Saturday or Saturday evening into Sunday. At this point without a lot of really cold air being fed in out of Canada initially, it looks like rain or a mix in southern NH and a mix or snow farther north with the most precipitation falling Saturday evening into Sunday morning. The exact impact and dominant precipitation type region by region is still to be determined.

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