Storm update: Icy conditions and wintry mix with more on the way

An Airport Weather Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for MHT.

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By Monday afternoon Manchester should see significant wintry weather.

Forecast updated at 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 30

MANCHESTER, NH — A slow-moving low-pressure system will spread a mix of precipitation types across the region through 1 p.m. Tuesday. A mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is expected across southern New Hampshire, with snow and sleet elsewhere. This will result in slippery travel Monday and Tuesday for many areas, according to the most recent update by the National Weather Service.

The city of Manchester issued a snow emergency, which means no parking on city streets between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

What to expect:

Wet snow and some sleet. Additional snow accumulations of 1 inch for a storm total of 2 to 6 inches depending on region.  This forecast includes interior Rockingham, Eastern Hillsborough and Coastal Rockingham counties.

The warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Expect slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute.

An Airport Weather Warning for ground operations at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in effect until 4 p.m. due to periods of freezing rain, sleet and snow. Precipitation will pick up in intensity Monday afternoon. You can check arrivals and departures for MHT here.  Logan Airport (BOS) is also showing some delayed flights. If you have travel plans, it’s always best to check with your airline.

The NH Department of Transportation issued the following notice early Monday.

Based on this long duration-mixed precipitation type of event you will see some snow on roadways. It is there for traction. Please remember to clear your car of all snow and ice. Make sure you have plenty of gas and windshield wiper fluid. Good tires with good tread are important. Drive slow. Leave distance between yourself and other cars. The safest place to be is home. The next safest is behind a plow. So please be careful and get behind NHDOT. We are the ones in orange.

Looking ahead to 2020: 

New Year’s Day forecast is sunny with a high of around 38!

Below is the detailed forecast from NWS as of Monday morning:

Monday Night
Snow and sleet before 10 p.m., then snow between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m., then rain and snow after 3 a.m. Low around 28. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Total nighttime snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
Rain and snow before 1 p.m., then a chance of rain between 1 and 2 p.m. High near 37. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80% percent. New snow accumulation of less than a half-inch possible.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
New Year’s Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

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