Some Could See a Foot of Snow From 4th March Nor'easter - NECN

Some Could See a Foot of Snow From 4th March Nor'easter

Plowable snow ahead for many

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    Weather Forecast: Cold Before 4th Nor'easter

    Monday night: Clear & cold. Teens and low 20s. Winds diminish. Tuesday: Sunny start, then clouds increase. Near 40. Wednesday: Periods of snow develop south to north. Mix/rain on Cape Cod. Low to mid 30s.

     

    (Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018)

    The fourth nor'easter of March is here for our Wednesday and especially Wednesday night into early Thursday.

    Snow arrives early morning Wednesday in Connecticut, then spreads to the north and east into Maine by late day. Along the coast and south of Boston may be a mixture of rain and snow.

    This also means it'll be a very wet snow along Interstate 95 and toward the water.

    Snow will be heaviest Wednesday afternoon and overnight, with snowfall rates once again in the order for 1 or 2 inches per hour.

    The exception is in Vermont, far northern New Hampshire and much of the state of Maine where snow will be lighter or maybe miss all together. Snowfall amounts in the order of 6 to 12 inches are likely.

    The tide is also running stronger, and we may experience minor to moderate coastal flooding especially with the high tide before sunrise Thursday morning.

    Snow continues in Maine Thursday, otherwise we'll see a mixture of sun and clouds and cold, with a high temperature in the 30s. Wind from the northwest will continue gusting past 40 mph.

    First, though, we enjoy a sunny bright in Vernal Equinox on Tuesday, with temperatures starting out in the single numbers and teens, warming to the 20s north and 30s to near 40 degrees along the south coast.

    Wind becomes light and variable, eventually coming in and out of the east by sunset. 

    The storm, coupled with strong high-pressure over Ontario, will generate wind from the northeast, with gusts past 50 mph at the coast once again.

    High-pressure should bring in brighter and pretty cold weather for late in the week and to start the weekend.

    The next system will be racing across the country and may arrive in New England before the weekend is done, with another mixture of rain and snow. But it does not look like a coastal storm at this time.

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