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Late Season Snowstorm for East Coast?

29 Mar 2017, 6:42 pm

It’s been a cold and wintry last month across the Northeast, and it appears that Old Man Winter has at least one more trick up his sleeve.

A potentially significant late season snow could blanket parts of interior New England and New York with over a foot of snow later this week and into the weekend. Places in parts of New Hampshire, Vermont, interior Maine, New York and Massachusetts could all get a significant late season snowfall that could continue an active March and early spring that has featured record snow and continued winter-like temperatures.

The same area of low pressure responsible for severe weather across the Plains and Midwest on Wednesday and Thursday will move north by Friday, running into a much cooler air mass. That will lead to a mix of snow, ice and rain for some starting on Friday, with the heaviest snow and ice later Friday and into early Saturday.

Snowfall amounts could feature as much as a foot and a half in the higher terrain of Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. A mix to perhaps a slushy inch or two currently appears to be the forecast for Boston, where the city’s northern and western suburbs could see higher totals.

It’s only been a few weeks since as much as four feet of snowfall buried many of these same locations in interior New England and New York. A late burst of snowfall is far from unheard of in these locations, but it’s also relatively rare to get feet of snow in the first day of April.

A Winter Storm Watch is in place for many of the affected locations. Inside the watch, 6-16″ of snow is generally expected.

The exact track of the low will determine who sees snow, ice, rain and/or a mix. Be sure to keep up to date with the latest forecast track and snowfall adjustment changes.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on this system.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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