Jan 17, 2015 9:54 AM

Winter Storm WATCH in Effect for Northern NH 4pm Sunday to 1pm Monday

NH1 Chief Meteorologist - NH1.com

The National Weather Service in Gray, ME has issued a Winter Storm WATCH for Northern Grafton and Coos Counties in effect from 4pm Sunday to 1pm Monday. This is for the potential of several inches of wet snowfall.

For the WATCH area, some light snow will initially work in Sunday Afternoon. It is possible the snow will mix with and change over to rain and sleet for a period of time as temperatures will rise close to 32 degrees, maybe even a little above that. By Sunday Night at midnight, any mix or rain looks to go back to all snow and the snow could be heavy at times overnight into early Monday Morning. Uncertainty remains with the timing and duration of any mixing or rain which plays a big part in expected snowfall totals, but a wet snow accumulation is possible which could lead to some downed trees and powerlines and travel issues.

For much of the rest of NH, mostly rain is expected from this storm although things may start out as a little light snow or sleet Sunday Afternoon. Rain will take over and could be heavy at times Sunday Night. After midnight going into the wee hours of Monday Morning, some snow could mix in with the rain and the Monadnock region up through Lebanon could perhaps see a change back to snow, but no significant accumulations are expected at this time. Be sure to watch NH1 News at 10 tonight as I'll have full details including a snowfall forecast map.


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