BANGOR, Maine – Following a soggy end to the weekend across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, the same system is set to develop into a significant winter storm for northern New England through Monday.
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Where are snow, rain falling right now?
A batch of rain showers is sweeping across parts of the Northeast from southwest to northeast. An isolated severe thunderstorm is possible over parts of western Pennsylvania and southwestern New York.
The Sunday afternoon NFL game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers from Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh went into a weather delay at halftime due to reports of thunder and lightning in the area.
Further north, the precipitation is falling as snow in northern New England. Heavy, wet snow will continue to spread across that region through Sunday night and into Monday morning.
Where are winter weather alerts in effect?
Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are posted for most of Maine and New Hampshire, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and portions of the Adirondacks and St. Lawrence Valley of northern New York.
The National Weather Service stated that the winter weather advisories are in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning in many areas, except in Maine, where they will remain in effect until Monday evening.
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Rough Monday morning commute expected
The heaviest snow will fall from Sunday night into Monday morning for much of the region, potentially causing travel disruptions for the Monday morning commute in cities such as Augusta and Bangor in Maine, Berlin and Conway in New Hampshire, and Montpelier and St. Johnsbury in Vermont.
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How much snow will fall?
Most areas under Winter Weather Advisories in coastal Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and northern New York are expected to receive anywhere from 2 to 6 inches of heavy, wet snow through Monday morning.
Between 5 and 10 inches of heavy, wet snow is forecasted for the areas under Winter Storm Warnings in Maine and northern portions of New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. The higher elevations will experience the highest snowfall totals from this winter storm.
Scattered power outages possible
The snow will be heavy and wet, making it more challenging to shovel and adding increased stress to trees and power lines, posing a threat of scattered power outages.
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