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N.H. Storm Watch: Coastal Flooding, Outages Possible


A winter storm forecast to hit New Hampshire on Friday could result in coastal flooding and power outages.

The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood watch for the Seacoast. High water may have difficulty receding around Hampton, as strong easterly winds pick up over the high tide cycle.

There is also a high wind watch for coastal communities. The storm will generate winds of 20-30 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph.

The Weather Service expects the strongest winds to develop Friday morning, with possible power outages from downed trees and branches.

A winter storm watch is in effect for western New Hampshire, including southern Grafton County, all of Sullivan County and Cheshire County, and part of Hillsborough County. 

A mix of snow and rain will develop, making some driving difficult for some during the commuter hours Friday evening. Some snow accumulation projections, as of Thursday at noon, include 4-6 inches in Keene, 2-4 inches in Sunapee, and 1-3 inches in Manchester.

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