Will The Northeast See Snow This Weekend?

Is there a chance we could see some snow in New England just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday? The next storm set to come through the area will arrive during the day on Sunday, November 24, and last into and possibly through the night. But, what will that mean for snow accumulations?

Direct Weather - A Bunch Of Snow For Maine, A Little For Vermont

As with many of the weather authorities that are following this storm, most of upstate New York and Vermont are going to see a small amount of snow, with the real accumulation being in parts of interior Maine. If you're a fan of  Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and other hills through the stretch of Maine, you might have a reason to call out of work on Monday to get some runs on fresh snow.

Accuweather - Similar Areas, But The Snow Falls Further North

The folks over at Accuweather are calling for rain from New Jersey and Pennsylvania all the way to southern New England along the I-95 corridor. However, if you are able to head north during the beginning of the week, you could see some snow.

Credit: Accuweather
As you can see, one has to fight through the mix of rain and snow to get to the good stuff, which starts to fall just as one would reach the Vermont border with Massachusettes. That snow then continues through the interior part of New England, with the mix and straight rain sitting on the coast. There is some hope for snow accumulation, but not as much according to this forecast.

Credit: Accuweather
Though there is a chance for some heavy snow, it isn't going to be in the same areas as called for in the previous forecast. According to this map, the heavier snow is going to be pushing up into the northern part of Maine and into Canada. If that's where you ski/snowboard, then you could have a good Monday morning. 

Snow, ice to threaten slippery start to Thanksgiving travel for parts of Northeast

A weekend storm will unleash wintry weather in some places, but even if precipitation comes in the form of rain, raw and chilly conditions may add to the misery for travelers setting out early for Thanksgiving destinations.

NWS Burlington - Could That 6" Expectation Cover More Area

Coming from the National Weather Service office in Burlington, VT is a map that shows a chance that parts of Vermont and New Hampshire could share in that 6" that's expected to head mostly into in Maine.

Credit: NWS Burlington
Heavier snow totals are called for in the state of Vermont, though they are going to hang around the northeastern and central part of the state. If one looks closely, one could see that Stowe and Killington are looking at a possibility of 5" by the end of Sunday night, though the southern mountains, such as Mount Snow, Stratton, or Magic Mountain are looking at less than an inch.

This forecast also comes with a winter storm warning for most of Sunday. According to that, there is the chance for the heavier snow, but there is also a chance for some ice accumulation as well. Take note of that if you are going to be traveling during the day.

WWUS41 KBTV 230809
National Weather Service Burlington VT
309 AM EST Sat Nov 23 2019
Essex-Caledonia-Washington-Orange-Windsor-Eastern Addison-
Eastern Rutland-
Including the cities of Island Pond, St. Johnsbury, Montpelier,
Bradford, Randolph, Springfield, White River Junction, Bristol,
Ripton, East Wallingford, and Killington
309 AM EST Sat Nov 23 2019
* WHAT...Heavy wet snow possible. Snow may be mixed with sleet and
freezing rain at times. Total snow and sleet accumulations of 4
to 8 inches possible. A light glaze of ice is possible in
south-central Vermont.
* WHERE...Portions of central, northeast and south-central
* WHEN...From Sunday morning through Sunday evening.
* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult during the day Sunday.
Isolated to scattered power outages are possible due to the
potential weight of snow on trees and powerlines.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS....The heaviest snow is expected Sunday
afternoon. Visibililty may be reduced to one-quarter mile at
Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.
For more information from the National Weather Service visit

What does the storm actually hold for those living in or visiting New England in the coming week? That question will have to be answered after it is all said and done. However, for those looking to place a bet on where to ski and ride, put your money into central and northern Maine. Yes, the temperatures will be low enough for snowmaking crews to do what they do best, so there will be places to ski all over Northern New England, but if you are looking for a little bit of a powder morning, Maine is where you're going to have to be.


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