Incoming Storm Bringing Downpours South, Snow North

What to Know

  • Today (Monday): AM Fog, some sprinkles, heavier evening rain arrives. Highs in the 40s.
  • Overnight Monday Night: Snow north and west, heavy rain elsewhere. Windy with some fog. Lows in the 30s.
  • Tuesday: Breezy with sprinkles and flurries to some breaks. Highs in the 40s.

We haven’t even caught our breath yet, and already the next storm in the pipeline is spreading clouds across New England. This one is a little stronger than the last, and promises to keep the rivers high (or even in flood) in Southern New England and the snowpack deep in far Northern New England.

 The precipitation will stream in later Monday afternoon and early evening. What will start off as scattered sprinkles and widely scattered showers will turn to heavy rain and whipping coastal winds overnight.

The storm actually will spin into Western Maine and Eastern New Hampshire late Monday night, ensuring the rain and snow line will eventually work up to the Mount Washington Valley and north of Route 2 in Northern New England. But that’s after the lion’s share of the precipitation is squeezed out of the storm.

As the storm intensifies later Monday evening, the winds will increase from the east and southeast.

Gusts will top 50 mph on the Cape, then pivot to the Mid Coast of Maine into the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Tides just past the highest point of the month this weekend, but the water will remain high and possibly kiss the shore roads and immediate waterfront thanks to strong wave action.

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In the storm’s wake, 3-to-7-inches of snow is possible in the high country of Northern New England and 1-to1 ½-inches of rain is possible in water-logged Southern New England.

Thankfully, there will be a multiday respite from the wet weather after this storm. We should see the next one roll in by the second half of the upcoming weekend.

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