Forecast: Amid snow, rain, wind could be biggest concern

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Precipitation: Light rain or a mix will develop near midnight in southwestern NH and will spread across the rest of southern and central NH overnight into early Friday. A high wind event will set up due to strong low pressure in New England and strong high pressure in the Midwest.

A Nor'easter could bring rain, snow, flooding and high winds to the Princeton area Thursday night into Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly.

The potential exists for gusts approaching 70 miles per hour Friday, as well as a long duration of gusty winds over 30 miles per hour into Sunday, the weather service said.

This will create a nasty afternoon, as gusts reach 35 miles per hour and wind chills drop into the middle 30s! The strongest winds will be Friday morning through Friday afternoon.

"Winds at these speeds can cause flying debris, turn unsecured objects into projectiles, & cause power outages", the weather service warned.

With a warning that high-profile vehicles like trucks and SUVs will find travel hard, area schools systems are considering changes to school operations on Friday. "Travel will be hard, especially for high profile vehicles". Snow will taper off by Friday afternoon as the storm system pulls away from the area.

Metro trains and buses are expected to run on a regular weekday schedule Friday.

-9AM to NOON - Snow ends. The ground is already very wet across these areas, given the 5 to 7 inches of rain that many of us saw through a rainy February, so some flooding is certainly possible.

Less than one inch of snow is expected in the city of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Saturday may see some sun, with highs in the low 40s and lows in the mid-30s, AccuWeather added.

Meanwhile, models are suggesting increased potential for another major coastal storm by the middle of next week, with possibly heavy rain, strong winds and coastal flooding, forecasters said.

A 40 percent chance of snow after 11am.

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