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Flood Watch in N.H.: Rain, Sleet, Wintry Mix in Forecast


A flood watch is in effect for a large part of New Hampshire on Friday and Saturday, as the forecast calls for possible heavy rain at times, with precipitation turning to sleet and a wintry mix.

The National Weather Service has issued a slew of warnings and advisories for the Granite State. Some regions have multiple advisories. Concord, for example, has the following:

  • Hazardous weather outlook
  • Flood watch until Saturday at noon.
  • Dense fog advisory until Saturday at 5 a.m.
  • Winter weather advisory on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., and
  • Flood advisory in effect Friday afternoon until 7:45 p.m. 

The National Weather Service does not expect significant accumulation of sleet or snow at any point over the next 24 hours. Temperatures will fall significantly by nighttime. Saturday brings rain and sleet, and snow in pockets around the state.

In anticipation of the rain and melt-off, the New Hampshire Department of Safety and local emergency management directors urged Granite Staters to take preparations, including clearing roofs of excess snow and clearing culverts and drains.

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