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Light Snow, Icing Continues Through Saturday for Northern Areas

A winter weather advisory remains in effect through 10am Saturday for much of Maine as unsettled weather continues amid dropping temperatures. Low pressure will continue to dominate New England's weather Friday, bringing light snow and rain showers. An area of freezing rain in Maine is expected to bring a glaze of ice before changing over to plain rain south and snow north. Elsewhere in New England, continued scattered plain rain showers will dominate.


Expected weather around midday Friday:


As one low pressure system exits Friday, another will move through the region on Saturday. This will keep the scattered, light precipitation around through the overnight. An upper-level system will cross northern New England while a weak surface low attempts to form in the Gulf of Maine.



This surface low doesn't look like it will get too organized, so snow accumulations will remain light and contained to higher elevations of Vermont and New Hampshire as well as much of Maine. By Saturday morning, much of the northern third of New England will be seeing snow showers. Southern and central New England will see continued scattered to isolated rain showers.


Expected weather around sunrise Saturday:


Precipitation will slowly wind down Saturday afternoon from west to east. Skies will remain cloudy for the day across New England, but showers will become more isolated for all but Maine. Maine will likely continue to see more widespread snow showers continue as the low pressure system continues its slow exit to the east.


Expected weather around midday Saturday:


Saturday evening will see showers come to an end for all but eastern Maine (and typical upslope snow showers will continue in the Green and White Mountains). This will set up a drier New Year's Eve to New Year's Day for New England. Sunday will see the return of the sun for most of New England amid partly cloudy skies, though the northern tier of the region may remain stuck under clouds.




A weak disturbance will slide through on New Year's Day, bringing some more clouds and a low risk for a spot shower or flurry. This disturbance will not have much moisture with which to work.


New England's next widespread storm chance is looking to come around Thursday of next week (January 4). A coastal storm is looking to enter the picture at this time. The track and timing will be critical in determining who gets rain, who gets snow, who gets a mix and how much of everything falls. Many models have the system passing well offshore, which would lead to lighter precipitation, but there is still a spread among models, so we'll be watching the trends all week.


What the Euro, CMC, GFS and GraphCast are currently showing for Thursday into Friday morning:




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