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Snow, Wind Take Aim for New England

The system that dove south and brought record-setting snowfall to parts of the Southeast on Saturday will make a turn to the north and bring snow and high winds to New England.

A strong low pressure system is forecast to move off the East coast and strengthen as it swings northward into New England.

Rain will shift northward and impact coastal portions of the Northeast. However, the strong wind gusts on Sunday will be the most potent factor for those locations.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will blast Boston, with winds gusting to 40 mph in New York City, where the annual New York City Marathon is taking place on Sunday morning.

According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski, "Winds will be higher over elevated surfaces, such as bridges, and where funneled between buildings."

As the system shifts north, wintry conditions will spread into parts of the Northeast.

"Heavy snow is expected across portions of northern New England beginning tonight. While most of the snow will fall across New Hampshire and Maine, locations as far south as Boston can see a few flakes mixing in tonight and early Sunday," says AccuWeather Meteorologist, Alyson Hoegg.

Accumulating snowfall will remain confined to northern New Hampshire and Maine, with the heaviest amounts falling across interior Maine into New Brunswick.

This early season wet and heavy snow combined with strong wind gusts will be problematic for many trees in northern New England that have not yet lost their leaves. Trees that are brought down by the weight of snow and forceful wind gusts can cause power outages.

Another impact that will factor into plans this weekend will be the cold air rushing in behind the snow on Sunday. RealFeel® temperatures will plunge into the 30s across much of New England, the 20s for higher elevations and the teens in northern New Hampshire and much of Maine.

Conditions will dry out in Foxborough, Massachusetts, before the 4:25 p.m. EST kickoff between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. However, winds gusting as high as 45 mph will lower the RealFeel® temperature to the upper 20s. Fans heading to the game will want to dress warmly.

This story by AccuWeather Meteorologist Becky Elliott.