Oct 26, 2016 5:55 PM

Rain, snow return to NH Thursday

NH1 Meteorologist

After a dose of snow in the mountains over the weekend, more is coming to the North Country Thursday.

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As the precipitation begins Thursday afternoon, it may be cold enough for some snowflakes as far south as the Monadnock Region.

In most of central and southern New Hampshire, heavy rain will be the story Thursday night into Friday morning.

Precipitation will overspread the state during the afternoon hours. Between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. the first showers will be entering the western half of the state. A southeasterly wind will allow temperatures to be mild enough to support rain in most areas. However, from the Monadnock Region northward, there may be just enough cold air for a period of snow during the first few hours of the precipitation into Thursday evening. A coating to an inch or so of accumulation is possible in spots, just in time for the evening commute.

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In the White Mountains, however, cold air will remain in place through much of Thursday night. Several inches of snow are likely in the high elevations. Some of the mountains could see over 6 inches of snow by Friday morning.

Meantime, throughout the rest of the state, periods of heavy rain and downpours will move through Thursday night and Friday morning. There is the potential for 1 to 2 inches of rain in portions of central and southern New Hampshire. This will be accompanied by wind gusts to 35 mph on the seacoast as the system intensifies.

Rain will come to an end in southern New Hampshire during the morning, but precipitation could linger a bit in the North Country.

As the storm pulls away Friday afternoon, a gusty wind is likely to continue.

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