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New England sees May snow as forecasters warn there’s more to come

Parts of northern New England woke up to snow on Tuesday morning, and forecasters warn there’s more to come as an unseasonably cold front moves into the Northeast ahead of Mother’s Day. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) said snow and rain showers occurred in parts of the White Mountains in New Hampshire, in areas of northern Vermont and parts of Maine. 

Photos show a dusting of snow covering a hillside and tree branches in Vermont. 

One resident wrote ‘May 5’ on the windshield and hood of their car using snow that had fallen on it. 

Parts of northern New England woke up to snow on Tuesday morning, and forecasters warn there’s more to come as an unseasonably cold front moves into the Northeast. A Vermont resident wrote ‘May 5’ using snow that had fallen on his car 

Photos show a dusting of snow covering a hillside and tree branches (pictured) in Vermont

Photos show a dusting of snow covering a hillside and tree branches (pictured) in Vermont

Snow is seen on a hillside in Stowe, Vermont, on Tuesday morning

Snow is seen on a hillside in Stowe, Vermont, on Tuesday morning 

Forecasters said temperatures this weekend in parts of the Northeast may challenge previous records

Forecasters said temperatures this weekend in parts of the Northeast may challenge previous records 

Snow is expected in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and parts of New York between Friday and Saturday

Snow is expected in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and parts of New York between Friday and Saturday 

Forecasters said Wednesday morning that heavy rain will hit Boston overnight and Friday night. 

‘Some high elevation snow is even possible Fri night! Sat will be chilly and windy with scattered showers,’ the NWS tweeted. 

‘Near #record #breaking cold possible Saturday with highs only in the 40s, more typical of March!’ the Boston NWS added. 

The last time it snowed in New England in May was the Mother’s Day weekend of 2017. 

At the time, the NWS reported four inches of snow in the foothills of the Berkshires in East Hawley, Massachusetts.

Forecasters issued frost advisories on Wednesday for western New York near the Great Lakes and the Hudson Valley. 

Northeast residents were warned earlier this week to prepare for snow and a drop in temperature into Mother’s Day weekend.  

‘As the Western US warms up, winter tries to make a return to the Northeast late this week into next weekend,’ the NWS tweeted. 

‘High temperature 10 to 20 degrees below normal will feel more like late March than early May. Across the higher terrain of New York into New England, snow is possible.’

According to Accuweather.com, high temperatures in New York City this weekend may only hit 50F, instead of 70F, which is the average for the date.  

Northeast residents were warned earlier this week to prepare for snow and a drop in temperature into Mother's Day weekend

Northeast residents were warned earlier this week to prepare for snow and a drop in temperature into Mother’s Day weekend 

Residents in northern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, northern New Jersey and southern New England are likely to see snowflakes before the cold system leaves the area

Residents in northern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, northern New Jersey and southern New England are likely to see snowflakes before the cold system leaves the area

Similar phenomenons have occurred in the past. Pittsburgh saw snow as late as May 25 in 1925 and Buffalo, New York, recorded snow as late as May 20 in 1907

Similar phenomenons have occurred in the past. Pittsburgh saw snow as late as May 25 in 1925 and Buffalo, New York, recorded snow as late as May 20 in 1907

‘It’s not going to just get cold; it’s going to snow and accumulate in some areas of the Northeast as well,’ Accuweather’s forecaster, Paul Pastelok, said. 

Residents in northern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, northern New Jersey and southern New England are likely to see snowflakes before the cold system leaves the area. 

There is also a chance of a rain and snow mix in Boston and around New York City.

The storm system is expected to create what is called a large closed low pressure area in the jet stream, which is common during the spring but not in May. 

But forecasters said that the magnitude of the incoming storm system happens every 15 to 30 years this late in the season, according to Accuweather. 

‘It’s like a late-spring version of the polar vortex. If this same pattern was going on during January and February with the major blocking in the jet stream, we would be in a deep freeze with frequent snowstorms in the eastern United States,’ Pastelok said. 

Similar phenomenons have occurred in the past. Pittsburgh saw snow as late as May 25 in 1925 and Buffalo, New York, recorded snow as late as May 20 in 1907. 

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