A cold front coming in from the west brings rain and snow to the Northeast to start the month of December. This will last through the weekend. The FOX Forecast Center said that tropical moisture moving north from the Gulf of Mexico combines with the front to bring rain to many areas.
At temperatures in the 40s and 50s, it will be too warm for most places to get snow. But where the ground is higher in New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, where it snows a few inches, the colder air will allow the rain to fall.
New York and Philadelphia will only get cold rain, but parts of upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts could get a lot of snow. Based on the first predictions, more than 5 inches of snow could fall in northern New Hampshire and northern Maine.
The FOX Forecast Center says that computer weather models show that the active pattern will last into next week, bringing more rain and snow to the Northeast. However, at this time, there are no predictions for big storms or nor’easters that would make travel very difficult.