A cold front will be moving through the region today, and it will be responsible for producing the first flakes of the season across many areas. Currently, temps outside the mountains are on the warmer side (in the low to mid 40’s), but evaporation into the low level dry air and importation of cold air from Canada will join forces to push temps in the downward direction this afternoon. Up in the mountains, light snow has already been reported with temps below freezing.
For this morning, light snow will continue in the mountains while rain showers approach NH from the SW. Expect rain to expand into Maine during the early afternoon hours before the rain/snow line begins its march south during the mid/late afternoon. Most folks in the mountains will likely see 2-4″ with higher totals as you gain more elevation. A dusting is possible in the foothills while no accumulation is expected along the coast. The exception to this will be interior parts of the Midcoast (between Augusta and Belfast) where up to 1″ is possible as precip will linger later into the night over those areas.
High temps today will range from 30 in the north to 45 along the coast.
More cold and snow is expected over the coming week, so now is a good time to dust off the winter gear if you haven’t already!