A major snowstorm is brewing just in time for April Fools’ Day in parts of New England.
The National Weather Service says the coastal storm is going to bring heavy, wet snow to Maine and New Hampshire starting Friday and continuing through Saturday afternoon.
Meteorologist Tom Hawley says the “jackpot” is going to be 12 to 18 inches of snow in higher terrain between Nashua and Keene in New Hampshire. He says interior sections of southernmost Maine can expect 6 to 10 inches while lesser amounts are forecast farther north.
April snow is not unusual. The record for Maine was 15 inches on April 10, 1906, and 14 inches on April 6, 1982.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.