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Winter storm watch: What to expect in New Hampshire

NH map showing snowfall projections
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National Weather Service forecast map shows higher elevations getting more than a foot of snow.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for New Hampshire, and it will continue through Saturday evening.

Rob Carolan, meteorologist for the NHPR forecast center, says the snow is expected to change to sleet and rain Friday morning for southern and central New Hampshire, as well as the Seacoast.

Map showing snowfall accumulation expected from the storm Friday and Saturday in New Hampshire.
Map showing snowfall accumulation expected from the storm Friday and Saturday in New Hampshire.

Higher elevations will see more steady snowfall. A new storm is projected to develop off the coast late Friday night, bringing mostly snow for much of the Granite State.

Carolan, as of Thursday morning, said northern New Hampshire and higher elevations could see 6 to 12 inches of snow, while the Monadnock region and the Upper Valley could see 3 to 6 inches. The Seacoast area may get up to 2 inches.

A wintry mix of precipitation is most likely to occur on Friday morning and midday. The storm will mean mostly rain along the immediate coast, and mostly snow inland, according to the National Weather Service.

Wind gusts of around 45 mph are expected along the coast Friday night.

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation, which issues safe driving tips, encourages drivers to slow down and to give snow plows plenty of room on the roadways.

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