Rain, Wind Expected for New Hampshire, Maine Seacoast – But No Snow
Gusty winds and heavy rain are the biggest impacts for the Seacoast region from a storm starting Sunday afternoon.
After a foggy start to Sunday, the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, issued a Flood Watch for most of New Hampshire, southern Maine, and northern Massachusetts as two to three inches of rain could fall between Sunday afternoon and Monday evening. There could be locally higher amounts.
Rain will begin from west to east Sunday afternoon as a cold front with a low-pressure area stalls across New England, according to forecasters at the National Weather Service. Temperatures in the 50s ensure there will be no snow from this storm.
The potential for flooding will be exacerbated by two factors: runoff from melting snowpack heading south and partially frozen ground. However, there is little threat of coastal flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm's other threat is winds out of the southwest at 20-30 mph that could gust to 50 mph. The strongest winds will be on the immediate coast east of Interstate 95, according to forecasters. A Wind Advisory is also in effect from 1 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday.
The rain will likely turn to heavy snow early Monday in northern New Hampshire and western Maine.
Once the rain ends Monday afternoon, wind gusts will remain strong in the afternoon. Temperatures will drop into the 40s for the rest of the week through Saturday with sunny skies.
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