Sloppy Storm Slowly Slips Away Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the slow departure of our sloppy winter storm as low pressure slips slowly towards Nova Scotia. Current precip types as I write this around 7 AM range from plain old rain along the coast, where temps range from 33 at PWM to 37 up in Wiscasset, to sleet/freezing rain in the foothills and snow up in the mountains where temps range from the upper 20s to low 30s. The general trend today will be towards less sleet/ice and more rain/snow as temperatures cool aloft and warm near the surface. Plain old rain should be able to make some more inland progress thanks to the stronger sun and thinning cloud deck, along with some downsloping on northwesterly breezes. However, temps will also be cooling aloft and that should help keep the mountains snowing.

Overall, another 1-3″ seems likely in the mountains with a slushy coating at best in the foothills and plain old rain along the coast. Temps across most of the area outside the higher terrain will crack the freezing mark this afternoon so treated roads should be in pretty good shape. Parts of southern NH where breaks of sun are likely after noon should make a solid run at 40.

Precipitation will taper off from southwest to northeast during the afternoon hours though upslope snow may continue well into the evening on the favored NW-facing slopes.

-Jack

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