Snow & Mix Developing This Afternoon, Cloudy & Chilly Thanksgiving Day

Todd Simcox

Updated 49 mins ago

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From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

 

As of noontime, low pressure was moving out of the Carolinas and will continue on a northeast track towards southern Nova Scotia. Precipitation will devleop from southwest to northeast across the state this afternoon. Some areas, especially south of Dover-Foxcroft and Lincoln, will see precipitation start as mix or even plain rain while areas further north start as all snow. The airmass will cool down as the afternoon and evening progress so areas that see rain or mix at the onset will see the precipitation changeover to all snow fairly quickly and the bulk of the storm is expected to be in the form of snow. Road conditions will deteriorate this afternoon and evening as the precipitation spreads across the state and picks up in intensity. Snow will continue heavily at times tonight, possibly mixing with some sleet along the coastline. Winds will pick up tonight as well with north/northwest winds averaging 15-25 MPH which could result in some scattered power outages.

 

Snow will begin to taper off later tonight with light snow lingering into early Thursday morning then tapering to snow showers during the day Thursday as low pressure moves away from the state. By the time the snow winds down much of the state will see 6”-12” of snowfall with inland areas seeing the middle to upper end of that range (8”-12”) and areas closer to the coast seeing the low to middle end of the range (6”-9”) due to snow mixing with sleet.  Black Friday looks cold and dry with brightening skies as the day progresses. Temperatures on Friday will only top off in the mid-20s to low 30 so dress warmly if you’re headed out to do some shopping. Cold temperatures will stick with us into the upcoming weekend with highs in the mid-20s to low 30s Saturday under mostly cloudy skies.

 

 

Rest of Today: mostly cloudy with snow and mix developing southwest to northeast across the state. Colder with highs 32°-40°. Winds will become north 5-10 MPH.

 

Tonight: periods of snow inland, snow and mix along the coast. Precipitation could be heavy at times. Lows in the 20s. North/northwest wind 15-25 MPH.

 

Thursday: lingering light snow tapering to snow showers during the morning then mostly cloudy. Highs between 29°-35°. Northwest wind 5-15 MPH.

 

Friday: brightening skies. Cold with highs in the mid-20s to low 30s.

 

Saturday: mostly cloudy and cold. Highs in the mid-20s to low 30s.

 

Sunday: mostly cloudy during the morning. A few rain/snow showers over northern areas. Brightening skies during the afternoon. Seasonable with highs in the mid-30s to low 40s.

 

 

 

Todd Simcox

Meteorologist

WABI TV 5 & The CW

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