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Weather - Spring Uncoiled

Weather

Spring Uncoiled

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

Current maps show a weak cyclone responsible for Thursday evening's rain exiting east out of the area, meaning mostly sunny early morning skies. Another small system is trucking along right behind it however, which will bring overcast skies during the afternoon and rain mixed perhaps with some wet snow developing during the afternoon and evening beginning in the west. The showers look set to continue through to early Saturday morning but should not influence travel plans unduly except for patchy road ice in colder areas on Saturday morning. Warming up to the more seasonable higher 40s is in prospect for Saturday. Sunday is set fair with clear skies locally and with maybe a light dusting of new snow over the White Mountains.

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In the national outlook, most of the country is looking pretty calm. The main exceptions will be on the eastern seaboard - where the precipiation affecting us will also extend down most of the Appalachians during Friday night, and moderate to heavy rain moving through the Florida pennisula and the lower southern states, clearing by Saturday.

Today: Mostly sunny start. Clouding up by afternoon. Rain/mixed precipitation developing during the afternoon. Winds out of the northwest. High 43F (6C).

Tonight: Light to moderate rain continuing. Low 35F (2C).

Saturday: Any early showers clearing then fair but breezy. High 47F (8C). Low 25F (-4C).

Sunday: Mostly clear. High in the mid 40s (about 7C). low around 25F (-4C).