The next round of wintry weather for the Northeast will come Thursday night into Friday. In favor of accumulating snow is the combination of cold air in place Thursday, ahead of the arrival of moisture Thursday night, and a considerable surge of warmth and moisture into this cold dome. Fighting accumulating snow will be the development and strengthening of a southeast surface wind flow, coming off the ocean, sweeping a thin layer of mild air through the lowest thousand feet of the atmosphere, encouraging a change to raindrops, rather than snowflakes. This surge of mild air near ground level will successfully change a burst of snow to rain in Southern New England fairly quickly, and will ride over the dense cold air of Central New England to change snow to sleet and freezing rain in Central New England Thursday night. Northern New England will remain mostly snow, with heaviest precipitation falling early Friday morning in the mountains, and remaining mostly snow. This map represents my very early estimate of potential amounts. Adjustments may be needed as we near the event, based upon the evolution of precipitation types.