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Snowstorm to End Weekend in Northern New England

The same storm system responsible for soaking other parts of the Northeast will deliver a snowstorm to northern New England for the second half of the weekend.

Enough cold air is in place for snow and/or a wintry mix to unfold in northern New England through Sunday, as well as neighboring parts of the St. Lawrence Valley and Canadian Maritimes.

Six inches (15 cm) or more of snow will fall from far northeastern Vermont through central Maine to northern and central Nova Scotia. This includes in Houlton, Maine, and Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick.

The snow on the southern fringe of this zone will be clinging in nature and can bring down tree limbs and power lines. Throughout the above zone, treacherous travel will result.

As chilly air briefly wraps around the tail of the storm Saturday night through Sunday, the rain from Saturday will be replaced by showers or rain and wet snow will occur over the central Appalachians and central New England

The snow may be persistent enough to bring small accumulation to the higher terrain of northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York, especially Saturday night.

Otherwise, snowflakes will just make an appearance in places such as Albany and Binghamton, New York, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and Pittsfield and Boston, Massachusetts.

Unless it is falling heavily, snow this time of year has trouble sticking to rounds during the day due to the stronger March sun.

Thus far, Boston has received 105.7 inches of snow this winter. The record of 107.6 inches was set during the winter of 1995-96.

Aside from a rain shower or two sneaking down to New York City and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Sunday will be a noticeably drier day in the coastal mid-Atlantic.

The steadier rain, low-hanging clouds and fog from Saturday will be gone. Some sunshine will break through the clouds instead on Sunday as gusty winds blow.

The drier weather will give the smaller creeks and streams that became overwhelmed in the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic on Saturday an opportunity to recede. Larger rivers will then rise as the flood waters drain downstream.

Projections from National Weather Service hydrologists indicate that the major rivers in the mid-Atlantic, such as the Delaware and Susquehanna, will remain below flood stage. However, ice jam flooding will have to be monitored throughout the Northeast.

Minor to moderate flooding will remain ongoing along the Ohio River into the new week.

Such flooding will occur despite dry weather and spring warmth teasing the Midwest and mid-Atlantic on Monday.