*This update as of Friday night*
To follow up on my last blog and the expectancy for this weekend's snowfall, here are my latest thoughts.
It looks like a "non-event" if you will. What I mean by that is that I don't think we'll be talking about this one once it's over. Still, here is the timeline.
Saturday will feature scattered snow showers accumulating less than a half inch for most of us throughout the day. Don't expect any sunshine this weekend (what else is new?)! By Saturday evening, mainly after 4pm, a steadier snow will develop in southeastern VT and NH as a coastal low pressure system moves parallel to the east coast and tracks east of Cape Cod... a little too far away for us to get real "noteable" snowfall. Snow will accumulate mostly Saturday night through about 10am Sunday, especially south/eastern areas. Then snow showers will linger through Sunday, and retreating to the mountains Sunday night.
Overall, accumulation will be lightest in northern NY and northwest VT with 1-3". Accumulations get slightly higher farther south/east in central VT and along the Green Mountains. It still looks like there will be a swath of 4-8" snowfall in far southern VT and interior NH. The rain/snow line will likely lift into central Mass and coastal NH. With that, the snow consistency will be the wetter, heavier variety. Tough to shovel, but great for snowmen! Check out the forecast maps on the left side.