Periodic Heavy Rain, Wet Snow Across New England

An intensifying low pressure off the New Jersey coast that brought torrential rains across the Boston-Metro area and wet snow to the Worcester Hills will continue to pivot across New England Friday.

Expect scattered showers with periods of heavy rain across coastal New England, mixed precipitation across the interior and wet snow in the mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire. You can expect 3-to-6-inches from southern Vermont, central New Hampshire and to western Maine. Higher elevations could see 6-to-12-inches.

Heavy snow will result in the threat of power outages from downed branches.

Maximum temperatures will rise to the mid-40s south and mid to upper 30s across the North Country. Snow continues to fall in the mountains Friday night as an arctic shortwave passes across New England.

Winds will increase in response to a tightening pressure gradient as New England becomes sandwiched between an area of high pressure across the Great Lakes and the departing low over Downeast Maine. Expect gusts up to 40 to 45 mph as strong northwestern winds develop.

The Berkshires will pick up an additional 4-to-8-inches of snow with the Worcester and Tolland Hills picking up 1-to-3-inches. Temperatures will fall into the upper 20s across the north and interior and low 30s closer to the coast.

Saturday will feature lingering snow showers in the morning, clearing skies by midday. Renewed gusty winds will stick around for the rest of the day with highs rising into the 40s south, mid to upper 30s north.

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A high-pressure system builds in across the region on Sunday, pushing warmer air into the region. High temperatures will be unseasonably warm with temperatures soaring into the mid to upper 50s, with some sites even reaching 60 degrees.

Cooler highs in the 40s across the North Country. Expect mostly sunny skies with dry conditions.

Looking ahead to the start of the work week, an arctic cold front traverses the region Monday, cooling temperatures back to near-normal in the upper 40s south, 30s north. Colder temperatures expected Tuesday on our exclusive First Alert Weather 10-Day forecast.

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