More snow of the way

1:13 PM, Feb 26, 2013   |    comments
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One more quiet day out the before our weather pattern takes a stormy turn. Snow will slowly move into southwestern Maine through Wednesday morning. The snow will be so slow to spread NE that Bangor won't see the snow until Wednesday evening. This is going to be another round of wet and heavy snow. With winds gusting up to 30mph power outages are likely. Snow will be heavy at times through Wednesday night and slowly taper through the day Thursday. The threat of snow showers continues through Friday.

This Afternoon - Partly sunny skies, light winds, highs around 40 degrees.

Tonight - Increasing clouds. Lows dip into the teens and 20s for inland locations. Around 30 at the coast. The leading edge of precipitation moves into NH during the early morning hours.

Wednesday/Thursday - Leading edge of snow and rain arrives in York county around 9am Wednesday. The precipitation will be slow to spread to the north and east through the morning, and the rain/snow line will be a big focus along the coast. I do think coastal York and Cumberland counties will have some rain mixing in then changing to snow. Your morning commute should be okay. However your evening commute for points west of Bangor will be slick. The snow will finally move into the Bangor area during the evening and continue through the day Thursday. The NWS has issued a winter storm watch and winter storm warning for the locations you see listed at the top of your screen. This continues right through Thursday afternoon. Snow will be heavy at times especially late Wednesday into Wednesday night. The focus of the moderate to heavy snowfall will shift into eastern Maine on Thursday. This snow will also be heavy and wet. Factor in the windy conditions and power outages are likely. I have posted my predicted snowfall amounts for this Wednesday/Thursday storm in the "weather extras" section. Notice the sharp gradient of snowfall amounts close to the coast from midcoast and points south. That is due to the possible rain mixing in at the coast.

Extended Forecast - Clouds and snow showers continue Friday. Clouds still hang on through the weekend, but the snow comes to an end. We finally get into brighter skies by the start of next week.

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