Expect snow, mixing, and rain from the storm

A strong storm with wet snow, heavy rain and strong winds will have a big impact on New Hampshire on Wednesday and Thursday. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the entire state except for coastal areas. >> National Weather Service warnings and bulletins Clouds will thicken ahead of the storm Tuesday as highs settle into the 40s with light winds. Clouds continue to move in late Tuesday night. Lows will drop into the 30s.Weather Expect a long period of wet snow and a wintry mix Wednesday morning through Thursday. >> INTERACTIVE RADAR Early showers are expected to move in sometime Wednesday morning and last Wednesday afternoon and evening and into Thursday. Snow and wintry mixed in the evening drive. It will turn heavy after Wednesday night. The storm will approach it Thursday afternoon and begin to move away Thursday night. Heavy rain will end Thursday night, with some lingering light rain and snow possible Friday.>> See the latest. Hourly Storm Timeline for Snow, Wintry Mixes and Wind Speeds: Travel conditions will be very difficult Wednesday through Thursday. Projected Amounts and Precipitation Types Precipitation will begin as a mix of snow and rain with some heavy pockets. Rain in coastal and southern communities before eventually turning to snow. In the north, everything is snow when it comes. and will remain so for the duration of the event. Precipitation will change to snow early Thursday, even in southern areas. Expect 12-18 inches of snow or more. Throughout the eastern White Mountains, in the Mount Washington Valley, and throughout parts of the North Country and Lakes region. Around 12-18 inches are also possible in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region. In parts of the northern North Country, 6-12 inches are possible in the Upper Valley, Monadnock area and areas from Concord to Rochester. Around 3-6 inches could accumulate in southwestern parts of the state and from Manchester to Dover. Less is possible in coastal areas and southern areas where there is heavy rain and long winters. In total, the storm will bring 1-2 inches of liquid, and rivers and streams will respond to rainfall. Light rain on Friday. Other impacts include snow consistency that is heavy and wet, along with 35-40 mph winds that could cause scattered power outages. High winds are coastal, but they can also be strong inland. Winds will be stronger Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening and die down Friday. The storm is causing concern along the coast. High tide at Hampton Beach at 7:41 a.m. Thursday is one to watch. As the storm crosses the coast, strong winds will blow in the east and northeast direction. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible with minor coastal erosion. Sea levels will reach 11.5 feet, higher than normal. Looking ahead, conditions will gradually improve over the weekend after light rains clear on Friday. So far, parts of northern New Hampshire are looking quiet Monday with a total solar eclipse. Other parts of the state will witness a partial eclipse. So, make sure you have a pair of eclipse glasses handy. Stay with the Storm Watch 9 team for updates. Be aware of the weather! Download the WMUR app for Apple or Android devices and enable push notifications. You can choose to receive weather alerts based on your geographic location and/or up to three zip codes. Additionally, you can get information on when precipitation is coming to your area. Get storm coverage on your smart TV with the free Very Local app. Follow the Storm Watch 9 team on social media: Mike Haddad: Facebook | XKevin Skarupa: Facebook | XHayley LaPoint: Facebook | XJacqueline Thomas: Facebook | XMatt Hoenig: Facebook | X

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A strong storm with wet snow, heavy rain and strong winds will have a big impact on New Hampshire on Wednesday and Thursday.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the entire state except for coastal areas.

>> National Weather Service warnings and bulletins

Clouds will thicken Tuesday ahead of the storm as highs settle into the 40s with light winds. Clouds continue to move in late Tuesday night as lows drop into the 30s.

Time

Expect wet snow and a wintry mix for an extended period Wednesday morning through Thursday.

>> Interactive Radar

Early showers are expected to move in shortly Wednesday morning and last Wednesday afternoon and evening and into Thursday.

Snow and wintry mixed in the evening drive. It will turn heavy after Wednesday night.

The storm will make its closest pass Thursday afternoon and begin to pull away Thursday night.

Heavy rain will end Thursday night, with some lingering light rain and snow possible Friday.

>> See the latest hourly storm timeline for snow, wintry mix and wind speed:

Travel conditions will be very difficult from Wednesday to Thursday.

Projected Amounts & Types of Precipitation

Precipitation should start out as a mix of snow and sleet, before eventually turning to snow with heavy rain in coastal areas and southern communities. In the north, it will be all snow when it arrives and will remain so for the duration of the event.

Precipitation will turn to snow early Thursday, even in southern areas.

Expect 12-18 inches or more of snow across the eastern White Mountains, Mount Washington Valley and parts of the North Country and Lakes region. Around 12-18 inches are also possible in the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee region. In parts of the northern North Country, 6-12 inches are possible in the Upper Valley, Monadnock area and areas from Concord to Rochester. Around 3-6 inches could accumulate in southwestern parts of the state and from Manchester to Dover. Less is possible in coastal areas and southern areas where there is heavy rain and long winters.

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In total, the storm will bring 1-2 inches of liquid, and rivers and streams will respond to rainfall.

There will be minimal additional accumulation with light rain on Friday.

Other influences

The consistency of the snow will be heavy and wet, and that combined with 35-40 mph winds will lead to scattered power outages.

Future wind

Winds are stronger along the coast, but they can also be stronger inland. Winds will be stronger Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening and decrease Friday.

Coastal flooding is possible

The storm has also caused fear in the coastal areas. High tide at Hampton Beach at 7:41 a.m. Thursday is one to watch. As the storm crosses the coast, strong winds will blow in the east and northeast direction. Minor to moderate coastal flooding is possible with minor coastal erosion. Sea levels will reach 11.5 feet, higher than normal.

Looking ahead

After light rains move out on Friday, conditions will gradually improve over the weekend.

So far, parts of northern New Hampshire are looking quiet Monday with a total solar eclipse. Other parts of the state will witness a partial eclipse. So, make sure you have a pair of eclipse glasses handy.

Stay tuned to the Storm Watch 9 team for updates.

Be aware of the weather! Download the WMUR app for Apple or Android Enable devices and push notifications. You can choose to receive weather alerts based on your geographic location and/or up to three zip codes. Plus, you can get the word out when precipitation is coming to your area.

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