A rapidly intensifying low-pressure system brings clouds, then rain, then snow, then wind to New England in the next 48 to 60 hours.
We’re starting off rather quiet with temperatures near freezing and clouds are thickening rapidly though. A few rain showers mixed with snowflakes in the higher elevations are moving from south to northwest of the Connecticut River.
Most of eastern New England has a good amount of sunshine this morning before the clouds stick up and rain arrives Thursday night. High-temperature Thursday near 50 degrees south, in the 30s to forties north. Wind from the southeast 10 to 20 mph.
Bands of heavier rain move from south to north across most of New England Thursday night. Rainfall amounts of 1/2-to-1-inch are possible. At elevations above 1000 feet in western New England, we have close to a half a foot of wet snow.
In the mountains of Vermont and northern New Hampshire above 2000 feet, it’s more like 10 inches of heavy wet snow.
Temperature is holding in the 30s and 40s Thursday night. Wind will be increasing from the south in Maine and from the north and western New England. A powerful storm will be centered on the Maine coast Friday night into early Saturday.
As the low pressure gradually moves away, wind will increase dramatically during the day Saturday, from the northwest gusting past 50 mph.
Snow will be continuing in the upslope areas of northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire and northwestern Maine. Blizzard conditions are possible in the higher elevations for a few hours Saturday morning.
High temperature Saturday in the 30s north and 40s south. The weather should quiet down Saturday night, with partial clearing and a low temperature in the 30s south, and 40s north. Wind from the west 15 to 25 mph by late at night.
Much warmer air comes back on Sunday with a good amount of sunshine, high temperature in the 40s north and 50s south. Another front from Canada will bring in cold air later Monday, and perhaps a wave of low pressure developing we may end up with a colder storm by Tuesday.
Stay tuned to our first alert 10-day forecast for further details.