Strong Spring Storm Soaks Some Today

Hello everyone!

Today’s weather will be provided courtesy of a strong spring storm moving up the CT Valley. That track will place us on the warm side of the system so any snow will be confined to the mountains and interior foothills. Accumulations of a slushy inch or two are possible before a changeover to sleet/ice and then rain in the coming hours.

The storm’s dry slot is already advancing from the southwest, meaning that there isn’t much more heavy precip on the way for parts of southern NH. Heavy rain will continue in parts of Maine, especially along the midcoast from Brunswick to Belfast. Another inch or more of rain is possible here. The other big story will be the gusty southeast winds especially along the coast and in the mountains. Gusts well over 50mph have already been observed and will continue for the next couple hours as the storm intensifies. This has already led to some power outages and more are quite possible before winds die down midday.

As dry air continues to work into the region this afternoon, some breaks of sun will emerge especially in NH. This will help push temps into the upper 40s to low 50s before colder air arrives on gusty southwest winds. some additional showers are possible this afternoon as daytime heating provides some instability under the pocket of colder air aloft.

-Jack

One thought on “Strong Spring Storm Soaks Some Today”

  1. Lots of power outages along the coast. Not a glimpse of sun yet in South Freeport. But it didn’t snow! Remembering the infamous Patriots Day storm of years ago.

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