Nor'easter is expected to blanket the region
The first major storm of the season is expected to bring 8 to 12 inches of snow to central and southern areas, but localized spots could see up to 14 inches in Rockingham and Strafford counties, said Tom Hawley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.
Winter storm warnings were posted for all of the state for tonight and Sunday, with the snow expected to arrive early this evening and pick up in intensity during the overnight hours.
The snow should end by early Sunday afternoon, he said.
Winds are also expected to pick up in southeastern New Hampshire.
Northeast winds could gust up to 30 mph beginning around 6 a.m. Sunday and lasting through about noon.
The good news is that the snow will be light and fluffy. Hawley said it won't be the kind of snow that sticks to trees and causes power outages in a coastal storm.
Will the snow from this weekend's storm stick around to give New Hampshire a white Christmas? That's the question many people are asking, but Hawley made no guarantees.
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