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Next Storm Arrives Friday Night - Similar to Previous Storm with Snow, Rain and Damaging Wind Gusts

Another Potent Storm Moves Into New England with Heavy Snow, Rain and Strong Wind

LKS_SNOW_RANGE_NEWENG_ACTIVE - 2024-01-09T082519.546 LKS_SNOW_RANGE_NEWENG_ACTIVE - 2024-01-09T082519.546 LKS_SNOW_RANGE_NEWENG_ACTIVE - 2024-01-09T082519.546 LKS_SNOW_RANGE_NEWENG_ACTIVE - 2024-01-09T082519.546Another potent storm is moving into New England, but like most storms this season until this past weekend, the storm will largely be rain and wind for Southern New England.  That’s not to say there won’t be any snow at all – in fact, in Northern New England, this storm will be a prolific snow producer, with a foot to a foot and a half expected by our First Alert Team in the Whites and Presidentials, through the Mahoosuc region of Maine.  The farther south one is, the less snow expected to fall Tuesday evening, but as much as two to four inches are expected for the deep interior of MA into the hills of NW CT, and amounts will increase steadily with northward extent through the Berkshires into the Greens and into the NH Lakes Region. Some road treatments – at least fresh sanding – will likely be needed even in some communities that see mostly rain, as the onset of rain onto lingering snow and ice on rural and side streets will act as a glaze of freezing rain before the temperature rises sufficiently to soften and melt that snow and ice. With either side of two inches of rain expected to fall in Southern New England, street flooding, urban flooding and hydroplaning are expected to be problems thanks to snow and ice clogged storm drains, basements will turn wet for some as a inch of water melts out of the snow and adds to the rain, and a strengthening southeast to south wind overnight will knock out power to some between midnight and dawn Wednesday.  Our First Alert Team suggests those who normally charge devices while sleeping overnight may instead want to plug in as soon as arriving home in the evening, as power may be lost overnight, particularly within 30 miles of the coast, and on the western slopes of our hills and mountains in Central and Northern New England, where the southeast wind sweeps over the summits and accelerates down the western slopes.  By dawn Wednesday, most of Central and Southern New England will find the heavy rain departing to leave scattered showers between windy breaks of sun the rest of the day and while the wind may gust to 45 mph, it’s unlikely to be as strong as the overnight howling wind.  Colder air arrives, taking morning temperatures in the 50s south and 40s north back down again to 40s and 30s, respectively, by day’s end, and resetting New England to cooler highs in the lower 40s with fair weather Thursday and Friday.  Yet another storm moves in by Saturday morning, dropping rain through the first half of Saturday and kicking up the wind again, with gusts to 50 mph possible for some, particularly in Southeast MA, before improvement is expected later Saturday and Sunday.  Next week looks cool enough in our exclusive First Alert 10-day that snow is a possibility with the next storm, currently looking to be centered around next Tuesday.  There’s a lot for our team to follow, and we’ll update on the details!


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