Complex multi-day storm headed to New England

December 29, 2019 GMT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A long-lasting winter storm is expected to bring all kinds of precipitation to New England over the next few days.

A “complex and relatively long” storm will start Sunday night, with snow, sleet and freezing rain over southern New Hampshire and southwest Maine, the National Weather Service said.

That’s expected to continue through Monday, followed by a second and more-widespread band of precipitation Monday into Tuesday. Total snowfall is expected to be up to eight inches in parts of Vermont and up to a foot in central New Hampshire and western Maine.

Ice accumulation of half an inch or greater is expected to be a more of a problem in western and central Massachusetts and northern Connecticut, prompting the weather service to warn that “travel may be impossible” in some areas. The weather will affect both the Monday morning and evening commutes.

The Boston area as well as coastal areas of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut are expected to see mostly rain.

Power outages are possible due to ice, and travel is expected to be difficult.