The winter storm discussed in last night’s post is well underway this morning and overall the forecast is holding up well. The lull in precipitation expected in southern areas midmorning has arrived while our next round of heavier stuff sits back to the west over Vermont. As expected, snow is falling in the mountains and most of the foothills while sleet/ice has mixed in over southern NH and far SW ME. Right along the coast, temps have warmed into the mid 30s and as a result, precipitation has gone over to rain.
Expect sleet/ice/rain to change back over to snow around lunchtime for all but coastal York County, southern NH, and perhaps the Midcoast peninsulas. Not much more accumulation is expected along the coast given relatively mild temps, but several more inches will fall in the colder air inland.
So far, snowfall totals are coming in right around what was expected.
Precipitation will depart the region from SW to NE this afternoon as NW breezes pick up. Temps will stay pretty close to where they are now for most of the day before dropping into the 20s tonight.