Blizzard Conditions Possible Thursday

I’m happy to report the temperatures will  make it into the 20s Wednesday for the first time in a weak.   Expect unlimited sunshine and overall nice day.   I can’t say the same about Thursday though.  A powerful ocean storm should track close enough to bring heavy snow and strong wind to the parts of the area. Here’s an estimate of what to expect.

Timing:  Snow developing 7AM-10AM Thursday.  Snow tapers to snow showers 10PM-Midnight Thursday.  Snow showers are expected Friday with only additional light accumulations.

Type:  All snow.

How Much: Totals should range from a foot plus over eastern Maine to a half foo plus over extreme Western Maine and New Hampshire. See map below.

Winds:  Northeasterly winds will gust 40 to 50 mph Thursday afternoon through Thursday night.   Power outages are expected.

Blizzard Conditions: The combination of heavy snow reducing visibility to 1/4 mile or less, winds gusting 35 MPH or greater, and occurring for 3 hours of more are expected.

Coastal Flooding: We’re watching the high tide at 12:26 PM Thursday.  The tide is already running high at 11.6′. Coastal flooding is possible around the time of high tide.

Friday will showcase snow showers and continued  windy conditions. Expect gusts 30 to 40 mph.  Temperatures will fall all day long.   Afternoon temps will be around 10 degrees.   We’re headed back to the deep freeze for the weekend.  Highs will struggle to get above zero for highs. Early morning lows Sunday will dip to 20 below once again for many inland locations.  If you’re looking for a warm up, there’s a decent chance we’ll get into the low 40s early next week.  A mix and rain is also possible. Stay tuned.

Thanks for reading. More updates in the coming days.

Charlie Lopresti

About Charlie Lopresti

Charlie makes up the "Weather Part" of CBS News 13s evening edition. A native New Englander, he grew up enjoying the area's exciting and sometimes wild weather.