Coastal Flood Advisory

Snowstorms to bury northern New England with up to a foot or more of snow through Tuesday

By Kyle Elliott, AccuWeather meteorologist
April 09, 2019, 9:09:42 PM EDT

The second of two storms in as many days will blanket northern New England with another dose of spring snow into Tuesday night.

While May-like warmth and locally gusty thunderstorms affect the mid-Atlantic into Tuesday evening, a strong and persistent area of high pressure over east-central Canada will prevent the warmer air from surging farther to the north and keep the another storm on a west-to-east course through southern New England.

There is still up to 2 feet of snow on the ground in the Green and White Mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as across the northern and western parts of Maine.

The additional snow, while serving as a late-season boon for the ski industry, will only add to the snowpack and increase the potential for flooding later this month or in May, when warmer air finally reaches New England.

The first storm system brought a wintry mix of snow and sleet to portions of northeastern Vermont and northern New Hampshire and an all-out snowstorm to a large part of Maine on Monday and Monday night.

Most locations received between four and eight inches of snow in the hardest-hit areas of central and northern Maine.

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(Facebook photo/Timothy Spruill)

Many of the same areas hit with the highest snowfall amounts from Monday's storm could be targeted with the heaviest snowfall from Tuesday night's storm as well.

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Even though the highest snowfall amounts from Tuesday's system should be less than the highest amounts from the first storm, more widespread issues on roadways could be present since most of the snow should fall Tuesday evening into Tuesday night.

Tues Regional NE Static

As colder air is drawn southward on the back side of the storm, rain may change over to snow as far south as southern Vermont and New Hampshire, as well as western Massachusetts and northern New York.

Anybody with travel plans across northern New England early this week should allow extra time to reach their destination and be sure to reduce speeds on snow-covered roadways.

The high pressure over east-central Canada early this week will sag southward in the wake of Tuesday's storm, keeping chilly air entrenched across New England and putting a temporary end to the springlike warmth in the mid-Atlantic.

After a dry but chilly middle part of the week, the powerful storm system set to bring howling winds, severe weather and a blizzard to the central United States during midweek will bring a return of warm and wet weather to the Northeast to end the week.

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