Up to foot of snow possible; rain elsewhere

After a pair of mild days, winter will return on Saturday, when a strong storm system moves through New Hampshire. A winter storm watch is in effect for Saturday for northern and western areas of the state. >> Weather alertsThere may be an isolated shower or snow shower overnight Friday up north, but it mainly stays dry until Saturday morning, when moisture arrives along a cold front after sunrise. With colder air in place, wet snow is likely in northern and western New Hampshire, while milder air in southern areas will allow for heavy rain across central, southern and eastern spots. >> Projected hour-by-hour timelineThe precipitation will likely mix and 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. It’s likely all the rain, mix and snow will lead to many slick spots, especially Saturday evening.Winds will be gusty along the front Saturday and behind it Saturday night into Sunday. With strong gusts and heavy wet snow accumulating on branches and power lines, scattered outages could be possible.The North Country and a few western New Hampshire locations could pick up more than 6 inches of heavy, wet snow. Up to a foot of snow is possible. Lesser amounts are likely to the south and east, with a sharp cutoff in final snow amounts where any rain lingers. >> Interactive RadarMost of the snow that accumulates in central and southern New Hampshire will melt on Monday or Tuesday. >> See the hour-by-hour timeline for Saturday: 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: Mike Haddad: Facebook | TwitterKevin Skarupa: Facebook | TwitterHayley LaPoint: Facebook | TwitterJacqueline Thomas: Facebook | Twitter

After a pair of mild days, winter will return on Saturday, when a strong storm system moves through New Hampshire.

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

>> Weather alerts

There may be an isolated shower or snow shower overnight Friday up north, but it mainly stays dry until Saturday morning, when moisture arrives along a cold front after sunrise. With colder air in place, wet snow is likely in northern and western New Hampshire, while milder air in southern areas will allow for heavy rain across central, southern and eastern spots.

>> Projected hour-by-hour timeline

The precipitation will likely mix and 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.

It’s likely all the rain, mix and snow will lead to many slick spots, especially Saturday evening.

Winds will be gusty along the front Saturday and behind it Saturday night into Sunday. With strong gusts and heavy wet snow accumulating on branches and power lines, scattered outages could be possible.

The North Country and a few western New Hampshire locations could pick up more than 6 inches of heavy, wet snow. Up to a foot of snow is possible. Lesser amounts are likely to the south and east, with a sharp cutoff in final snow amounts where any rain lingers.

>> Interactive Radar

Most of the snow that accumulates in central and southern New Hampshire will melt on Monday or Tuesday.

>> See the hour-by-hour timeline for Saturday:

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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