Snow Day! Many closing and delays announced in advance of storm

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Accuweather map of impending storm.

MANCHESTER, NH – A winter storm warning is in effect for Friday and the extended holiday weekend, and many schools are already announcing closures, including Manchester, which finally announced it was canceling school as of 5 a.m. on Friday.

The current list of closures is available via WMUR. Just click here.

The National Weather Service is warning of slick road conditions expected for Friday and into the weekend.

Low pressure will move up the Ohio River Valley Thursday night and continue moving northeast, spreading snow into Maine and New Hampshire from southwest to northeast during the mid- to late morning hours Friday. By midday Friday, a weak secondary area of low pressure will form along the southern New England coastline before entering the Gulf of Maine Friday night. This secondary system will keep a chilly northeast flow over the region, keeping the precipitation mainly in the form of snow for our first of three weather systems over the long holiday weekend.

The snow will pick up in intensity by late in the day Friday into Friday evening. The precipitation may end as a period of sleet and freezing rain after midnight over southernmost New Hampshire and extreme southwestern Maine. Another separate system will bring mixed precipitation to the region on Saturday, with the potential for some snow on Monday as well. Slick driving conditions will continue during this period.

Be safe out there.

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