Rain, snow on tap for Saturday

After a quick-hitting system brought several inches of snow to the southern half of the state, a potentially stronger storm looms for Saturday.A lot of the snow that accumulated will melt Thursday and Friday as highs surge into the 40s each day. A few spots could touch the low 50s, especially on Thursday. A winter storm watch is in effect for Saturday for central and northern areas of the state. >> Weather alertsThe moisture arrives along a cold front after sunrise Saturday, with wet snow likely in northern and western New Hampshire and heavy rain likely across central, southern and eastern spots. The precipitation will likely change from rain to snow in many central and southern areas before the front fully pushes through the state and the precipitation ends Saturday night. The winds will be gusty along the front Saturday and behind it Saturday night into Sunday. The North Countryand a few western New Hampshire locations could pick up more than 6 inches or more of heavy, wet snow. Lesser amounts are likely to the south and east. >> Interactive RadarStay tuned to the latest forecasts from the Storm Watch 9 team.Colder air returns on a gusty northwest wind Sunday. Highs will only be in the 20s and 30s. It’ll feel colder than that because of the strong winds.Be weather aware! Download the WMUR app for Apple or Android devices and turn on push notifications. You can choose to receive weather alerts for your geolocation and / or up to three ZIP codes. In addition, you can receive word when precipitation is coming to your area .– Follow the Storm Watch 9 team on social media: Mike Haddad: Facebook | TwitterKevin Skarupa: Facebook | TwitterHayley LaPoint: Facebook | TwitterJacqueline Thomas: Facebook | Twitter

After a quick-hitting system brought several inches of snow to the southern half of the state, a potentially stronger storm looms for Saturday.

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A lot of the snow that accumulated will melt Thursday and Friday as highs surge into the 40s each day. A few spots could touch the low 50s, especially on Thursday.

A winter storm watch is in effect for Saturday for central and northern areas of the state.

>> Weather alerts

The moisture arrives along a cold front after sunrise Saturday, with wet snow likely in northern and western New Hampshire and heavy rain likely across central, southern and eastern spots.

The precipitation will likely change from rain to snow in many central and southern areas before the front fully pushes through the state and the precipitation ends Saturday night.

The winds will be gusty along the front Saturday and behind it Saturday night into Sunday.

The North Countryand a few western New Hampshire locations could pick up more than 6 inches or more of heavy, wet snow. Lesser amounts are likely to the south and east.

>> Interactive Radar

Stay tuned to the latest forecasts from the Storm Watch 9 team.

Colder air returns on a gusty northwest wind Sunday. Highs will only be in the 20s and 30s. It’ll feel colder than that because of the strong winds.

Be weather aware! Download the WMUR app for Apple or Android devices and turn on push notifications. You can choose to receive weather alerts for your geolocation and / or up to three ZIP codes. In addition, you can receive word when precipitation is coming to your area.

Follow the Storm Watch 9 team on social media:

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