A powerful storm will dump more snow over northern New England, while biting winds whip across a wider part of New England. Blustery winds and snow showers will make it feel wintry into Sunday morning across northern New England.
A thorough rain that soaked much of New England on Black Friday changed over to snow in the mountains of northern New England by the evening. The snow came down heavily over the higher ground of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine through Friday night. Six to twelve inches of fresh snow buried the highest elevations by early this morning.
Another 1-3 inches of snow will fall through tonight in the same areas. The lingering snow in Maine will wind down to snow showers tonight. Wind gusts will reach 40 mph where snow falls, so blowing snow will reduce the visibility and could even cause drifting of the snow.
The howling winds will not only make it feel wintry, but will also cause damage. Already, downed trees and power outages have been reported in New England. More power outages are likely into tonight in Maine.
Minor property damage could result as gusty cold winds persist overnight in central an eastern New England. Winds from the west and northwest will commonly gust 30 to 40 mph with 50 mph in Maine. The strong winds will die off late at night in Boston, Providence and southeastern New England as a whole. In Maine, however, gusty winds will blow through the overnight or early Sunday morning.
Trees and tree limbs could topple as loose objects are prone to blowing away. Minor power blackouts could occur. One way or another, the whole Northeast will have calmer, brighter and milder weather on Sunday, when a powerful storm will head for Labrador. High pressure will, however temporarily, take control of the weather.