Snow ends and the wind picks up
A wind advisory is in effect for southern New Hampshire through 1 PM as a low level jet streak passes through. Some of the stronger gusts may impact the southern border towns with gusts upwards of 45 mph. The mountains sees a stiff breeze, and may cause wind holds on the lifts. The wind speeds settle down in the afternoon as the storm heads east with a weak area of high pressure arriving Friday evening.
For areas that picked up some of the fluff overnight, it may blow around, especially along the coast where accumulations were a bit higher east of Portland and MidCoast areas.
This will be a day to bundle up as wind chill values range from around 0° in the mountains to around 20° for the coast.
Friday 6 AM (11z) to 7 PM (00z Saturday) - Snow tapers off over the much of the region in the morning. There could be a few lingering snow showers over the MidCoast region and the mountains through the afternoon. Areas that are under a winter weather advisory should expect that to expire on time.
A few snow showers around for Saturday
Saturday 6 AM (11z) to Sunday Midnight (05z) - A storm passes by well south of the region, but may interact with upper level energy associated with the trough moving in from the northwest. This will kick up some snow showers primarily in the mountains, with some isolated activity elsewhere through the afternoon into the evening. Little to no accumulation is expected.
The wind picks up again in the afternoon as the storm to the south departs and the wave passes through. Wind gusts in the teens and 20s continue overnight and into Sunday morning.
Outlook for the week ahead
Friday 7 AM (12z) to Next Friday (00z Saturday) - Overall a seasonably cool and dry pattern is expected through midweek. Upper level troughing spins waves through which may bring some charity flakes to the mountains and north on Sunday, and then again on Tuesday as a ridge moves in. That ridge brings temperatures up as we head into the latter part of the week. A developing deep trough is the key feature to watch for a potential storm next Friday.
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