Snow, Wintry Mix Plague Northeast, New England Today
UPDATED 3 PM EST, February 24, 2013
UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Fred Allen
Another February winter storm will have some New England residents brushing and shoveling off more snow by the start of next week. Not only will travel be difficult, but the weight of the snow could lead to a few power outages in New Hampshire and southeastern Maine.
Snow is blanketing eastern Maine to northern Massachusetts with a rain and snow mix in Boston and rain closer to the coast.
Rejuvenating this next punch of wintry weather from the U.S. and Canada border all the way to southern New England is a combination of low pressure intensifying south of southern New England and a potent upper-level that will rush into New York State this afternoon and evening.
The storm has dropped up to 5 inches of snow in Worchester County, Mass., with places like New Boston and South Weare, Mass., reporting 7.5 inches.
The heaviest snowfall accumulations will fall from the Worcester Hills in Massachusetts to Downeast Maine. By the time it concludes tonight, a ribbon of 3-to-6 inches will be common. A few places along the southeastern Maine coast, including the Portland metro area, could be digging out of 6 inches to a foot of new snow.
Further south along the Interstate 95 corridor between Boston and Providence, R.I., snowfall totals will be just a slushy inch or two. Residents across southeastern Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the Islands, will be spared by Mother Nature`s third winter storm in as many weekends.
Winter Storm Warnings are in place for southeastern Maine, including Portland and Augusta. Winter Weather Advisories stretch from southern Massachusetts to northern Maine, with cities such as Boston, Manchester, N.H., and Bennington, Vt., included.
Travel will become slippery along Interstates 84, 90, and 95 across New England. Additionally, the heavy, wet nature of snow across southern New Hampshire and Downeast Maine could lead to falling tree limbs and branches, as well as the potential for sporadic power disruptions. If travelling, allow extra time to get to your travel destination safely.
New Englanders will get a much needed break from the recent active weather streak for the start of the final workweek of February. However, another moisture-rich storm system with Pacific roots will bring heavy downpours by mid-week. The exception will be northern New England, where another snowstorm may be in the cards.
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