From Meteorologist Steve Glazier,
A significant snow is likely for Friday. While there are still come questions as to where the track of storm will go, you should prepare to see accumulating snow all day Friday and Friday night.
On the left side of this blog you'll see a few images. The pictures are courtesy NOAA/NCEP and show forecast surface maps Thursday night at 7 pm, Friday morning at 7 a.m., then approximations of where the surface low pressure systems will be by Friday night (blue) in that order top to bottom.
A series of low pressure systems will move east, one from the Great Lakes and another from the Carolina coastline. These are expected to merge and strengthen together off the New England coast. Based on where this happens will ultimately determine the final impact for us. If it hugs the coast more we'll get more wind and heavier snow. However if it moves further away from the coast it will result in lesser of both.
For now early estimates show roughly 1-3"of snow on the ground by dawn with an additional 4-9" through Friday daylight hours and even more Friday night into Saturday morning. There are indications our area will get 8-14" in grand total, however that may be more based on the exact track of the weather systems. There is a higher likelihood that areas in southern Vermont/NH closer to the MA border will get 12-20" with isolated amounts up to 24"!
This will certainly be a big event for New England. There will be blizzard conditions in southern New England including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and portions of Long Island. For us, further north, the impact will be felt on a much lighter scale. We'll get weaker winds and less snow, however it's still something to prepare for up here!
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