New Hampshire weather: Snow before heavy rain

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A winter weather advisory is in effect for most of New Hampshire as snow, rain, and a wintry mix are on tap Thursday and Friday.The advisory is in effect for all of New Hampshire away from the Seacoast from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning. >> Weather alertsAfter some initial flurries and light snow showers out ahead of the main system Thursday morning, an accumulating light snow will break out in the mid-to-late morning before switching to a wintry mix and later to rain, especially across the southern half of New Hampshire, for the afternoon and evening. >> Projected hour-by-hour timelineThe Thursday evening commute could be slow because of snow, especially in areas north and west of Concord. As the steadier precipitation moves in, the snow and/or wintry mix will change to rain in central and southern New Hampshire. The rain/snow line will settle over the Lakes Region by around midnight.>> Interactive RadarAn accumulation of about 3-6 inches of snow is likely in the higher terrain areas and in northern New Hampshire, with some areas seeing above a half-foot of snow, before the precipitation changes to rain for the entire state by sunrise Friday.A potentially sloppy morning commute is expected for Friday due to ponding and reduced visibility. The rain will fall steadily early Friday before tapering down to passing showers in the afternoon as highs warm into the 40s and 50s. The precipitation will likely change again to snow in the North Country late in the day Friday.As the system exits Saturday, clouds will linger and there will be some snow showers in the mountains. Highs will be in the 30s.It will be brighter but breezy for Sunday, and just about full sunshine is expected for Monday. Highs for both days will be mainly in the 30s. >> See the projected hour-by-hour timeline:Stay tuned for updates and more details as we get closer.Be weather aware! Download the WMUR app for Apple or Android devices and turn on push notifications. You can choose to receive weather alerts for your geolocation and/or up to three ZIP codes. In addition, you can receive word when precipitation is coming to your area.Follow the Storm Watch 9 team on social media:Mike Haddad: Facebook | TwitterKevin Skarupa: Facebook | TwitterHayley LaPoint: Facebook | TwitterJacqueline Thomas: Facebook | TwitterMatt Hoenig: Facebook | Twitter

A winter weather advisory is in effect for most of New Hampshire as snow, rain, and a wintry mix are on tap Thursday and Friday.

The advisory is in effect for all of New Hampshire away from the Seacoast from Thursday afternoon through Friday morning.

>> Weather alerts

After some initial flurries and light snow showers out ahead of the main system Thursday morning, an accumulating light snow will break out in the mid-to-late morning before switching to a wintry mix and later to rain, especially across the southern half of New Hampshire, for the afternoon and evening.

>> Projected hour-by-hour timeline

The Thursday evening commute could be slow because of snow, especially in areas north and west of Concord.

As the steadier precipitation moves in, the snow and/or wintry mix will change to rain in central and southern New Hampshire. The rain/snow line will settle over the Lakes Region by around midnight.

>> Interactive Radar

An accumulation of about 3-6 inches of snow is likely in the higher terrain areas and in northern New Hampshire, with some areas seeing above a half-foot of snow, before the precipitation changes to rain for the entire state by sunrise Friday.

snowfall projection

A potentially sloppy morning commute is expected for Friday due to ponding and reduced visibility.

The rain will fall steadily early Friday before tapering down to passing showers in the afternoon as highs warm into the 40s and 50s. The precipitation will likely change again to snow in the North Country late in the day Friday.

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As the system exits Saturday, clouds will linger and there will be some snow showers in the mountains. Highs will be in the 30s.

It will be brighter but breezy for Sunday, and just about full sunshine is expected for Monday. Highs for both days will be mainly in the 30s.

>> See the projected hour-by-hour timeline:

Stay tuned for updates and more details as we get closer.

Be weather aware! Download the WMUR app for Apple or Android devices and turn on push notifications. You can choose to receive weather alerts for your geolocation and/or up to three ZIP codes. In addition, you can receive word when precipitation is coming to your area.

Follow the Storm Watch 9 team on social media:

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