A potent weather system diving into New England Tuesday will bring rounds of rain for many, but the precipitation will end as a period of accumulating snow for parts of northern New England by Wednesday.
The transition from rain to snow will happen across far northern Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. The snow will then continue in those areas during the Wednesday morning commute.
A winter storm warning has been issued for parts of Maine through 2 a.m. Wednesday.
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Accumulations will be heavily dependent on terrain, as is so often the case this time of year. That means totals will ramp up quickly with elevation.
In general, we're expecting a dusting to an inch for towns along the northern and central greens in Vermont, into the Northeast Kingdom. The very highest mountain tops will get more than that.
Parts of far northern New Hampshire will pick up more like 1-3 inches of snow, with the exception of Mount Washington, will see far higher totals.
Maine is where the relative "jackpot" will fall. A strip of 3-6 inches is likely from the mountains of western Maine, into north-central parts of the state. This area will mainly stay south of Presque Isle and north of Bangor. Expect more terrain-driven differences in snowfall here, however, meaning some towns will see a bit less than that range, while hilly spots could get even more.
After quiet weather returns Thursday and Friday, a new storm will near this weekend. That, too, may bring a wintry mix or some snow to parts of northern New England.