New England will experience a strong coastal storm approaching from the south Friday night into Saturday.
Rainfall is likely to come around midnight and into the early hours of Saturday. The intensity of the rain will gradually increase through the morning, with highest totals expected to be recorded from Boston area southward, where an inch of rain may fall, WCVB reports.
Once afternoon approaches, the rainfall may start winding down.
Meanwhile, the worsened weather conditions may cause difficulty in traveling from Nova Scotia to southern Brunswick and part of Down East Maine, which is expected to witness 6 to 12 inches of snowfall. Central and western Maine to northern Hampshire and northeastern Vermont could see 1 to 6 inches of snowfall, AccuWeather reports.
On Tuesday, Boston experienced 0.3 inches of snow. With this, the season’s total snowfall crossed the 1-inch mark; an event that has occurred for the fourth time. “I have a feeling that the next 10 days to two weeks will go a long way in determining whether this will be one of the least snowy winters ever or whether winter can still make a comeback in terms of snow,” StormTeam 5 Chief Meteorologist Harvey Leonard said.
This weekend, cold arctic air is expected to travel southward from the Midwest to the East and South; it will carry into the next week. Late-effect snow will be caused as a result of the arctic air returning. Some locations of the interior mid-Atlantic and New England could also experience snowfall.