Jan 22, 2016 4:59 PM

NH1 First Alert Weather: Winter Storm Jonas is underway but NH still expected to stay dry


Even though New Hampshire will be missing the snow, that does not mean meteorologists get the day off!

What has been more difficult is determining the track of the storm and how far north a heavy band of snow will make it into New England.

Forecasting the heavy snow across the mid-Atlantic states has been fairly easy. Widespread 1-2 foot snowfalls with isolated pockets to three feet possible.

There will be mixing at the coast keeping accumulations down at the beaches.

In the past 24 hours, there has been a trend farther north with some of our closer range high resolution models, with the potential for some heavier snow to push further north into CT, RI and SE MA. Blizzard conditions will be possible on Long Island with over a foot of snow. Southern Coast Connecticut could get 6-12" of snow.

The Outer Cape will likely get less because of the strong winds off the water which is in the Lwr 40's. Areas across southeast MA may end up with a solid thump of snow up to 6 or more inches of snow. Combine the heavy snow with gusty winds, there will be the potential for power outages and minor coastal flooding at the time of high tide.

The Great Boston area can expect light amounts of snow, a general 1-3"possible, with amounts dropping off north of the Pike. I expect mostly dry conditions across New Hampshire this weekend, but if this trend happens to push any further north, some light snow may try to sneak into southern New Hampshire, along with gusty NE breezes Saturday night, early Sunday.


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