Snow is falling across much of the region this morning as low pressure stalls out near Long Island and tropical moisture is pulled north towards our area. Most spots have already picked up 6-10″ of snow from heavy banding overnight, and storm totals will likely increase a bit more today especially in the north and mountains.
The big question today is how much of the area gets impacted by another area of low pressure currently developing southeast of Cape Cod. Radar and satellite imagery show precipitation associated with this feature breaking out over the Gulf of Maine this morning, but it’s not clear how far west this precipitation will be able to push. At the moment, my best guess is that points east of a line from Portland to Paris will see another round of steadier/heavier precipitation today following the ongoing lull caused by some dry air aloft.
This next round of precip should begin between 9 and 10 this morning over the Midcoast before pushing north and west during the midday hours. For almost everyone, this new round of precip will fall as snow but some sleet is possible south and east of Route 1.
Meanwhile, heavy snow will continue to fall from the main band that has been impacting the area overnight. Currently, this band extends from near Conway NH through Paris over towards Farmington and Skowhegan. Snowfall rates of 1-2″ per hour will continue in this band as it lifts slowly northwest.
New snowfall today will range from a dusting to 1″ in southern NH to 12-15″ up in the mountains near Sugarloaf. Steady snow will become relegated to the usual upslope spots starting this afternoon as the best lift departs to the northeast.
Winds are breezy from the northeast this morning but will gradually taper off as the day goes on. High temps will range from the upper 20s up north to the mid 30s in southeastern NH.