Winter doesn’t want to end yet in the Northeast as the weekend will start off with a round of heavy snow and rain. Winter Storm Watches continue throughout New England for significant accumulations. Snowfall totals may approach a foot in Southern Vermont and New Hampshire eastward to near Portland, Maine.
The air is warmer further south and the precipitation will fall as all rain from Connecticut and Southern New York into the Mid Atlantic. A Flood Watch has been issued from New York through New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Chesapeake Bay. Rainfall totals of 1″ to 3″ could produce runoff flooding over frozen ground, rivers and streams.
Rain and snow will increase throughout the day as the low pressure center lifts out of the Ohio Valley and into the Middle Atlantic. An onshore flow coming in from the Atlantic Ocean will bring in higher humidity, supporting heavy rain and snow.
The system will swing out into the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday. Pockets of heavy snow will continue in New England, diminishing in the afternoon and evening as the low pushes out to sea and away from the coast.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels