New England Daily Snow

Rainy week ahead

Summary

Rain will continue today across New England and upslope snow showers will follow this evening across areas of northern New England, bringing a few inches of new snow. Colder and windier conditions arrive by Tuesday. A nice break in the wet conditions arrives on Thursday for the first half of the day before resuming once again as another broad storm pushes into the region. Rainfall begins on Friday and does not stop until Sunday morning with possible periods of heavy rainfall in between.

Short Term Forecast

Good morning, New England! A storm system that has been producing some severe weather for areas to the south of New England (tornado, hail, and high wind reports throughout the Ohio River Valley) moved into our area overnight. For New England ski resorts, the main impact overnight was heavy rains. Rain continuing throughout the day today will deal a major blow to regional snowpack, but that is to be expected given the time of year. Here is a look at the current radar:

Radar imagery courtesy of Intellicast

Rain will pick back up in the afternoon for areas of New York after a brief lull this morning. The heaviest rains appear to have already passed and were confined to southern New England. As the storm shifts farther east this afternoon, rain showers are replaced with upslope snow showers at higher elevations in northern New England. Snow showers could last through the first half of the day on Tuesday, bringing a few inches of new snow. Jay Peak could get as much as 4-6” of snow by the end of the day Tuesday, and resorts like Stowe, Wildcat, and Sugarloaf could also get 1-2”. Here’s a look at the NAMNST for the next ~24 hours:

Precipitation type loop courtesy of College of DuPage

Colder temperatures arrive by Tuesday with some gusty winds. Highs for summit elevations will be in the mid-30s with winds gusting upwards of 40-50 mph. There will be some peaks of sunshine as well on Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Mostly clear skies will be seen across much of New England during the day on Wednesday. Cloud cover may linger in the mountainous regions of New Hampshire and Maine, however, brief breaks in the cloud cover will help loosen up snow conditions. Cloudy skies will envelop the region once again overnight on Wednesday into Thursday. The first half of the day on Thursday will remain dry while light rain showers will push into the western portions of New England during the afternoon hours.


A broad low pressure system slowly creeps into the Northeast on Friday. Increased southerly flow will help bring warmer temperatures back into the region, however, the return of warm air will also bring rain all throughout the Northeast. Light rain showers will be possible across much of the region throughout the day on Friday, marking the beginning to a wet weekend. On Saturday, heavy rain showers will be possible during the morning and afternoon hours. Here is what the GFS solution looks like:

Precipitation type loop courtesy of College of DuPage

Steady rainfall throughout the day combined with much warmer temperatures will rapidly chew away at the remaining snowpack, so get out there and get those turns while you still can! Rain showers will dissipate overnight into Sunday before sparking up once again in the western and southern parts of the region. A light shower or two may also be possible in the mountains of New Hampshire and western Maine during the day on Sunday.


That’s all for today and for the season! It’s been a blast forecasting for everyone and we hope you have gotten the most out of our forecasts. The season is not over though… backcountry turns in Tuckerman and Huntington Ravine are still going strong! See you out there!


And, as always, thank you for reading.


Lauren McCarthy, Plymouth State University Graduate Student (short term)

Sam Webber, Plymouth State University Graduate Student (long term)

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