Maine to Expect Snow and Rain Showers Over the Weekend
As the winter season continues to linger, Maine residents will be facing another round of snow and rain showers over the weekend.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the crown of Maine due to accumulating snow in the Foothills and mountains.
However, Southern Maine is only experiencing some sprinkles, and the roads are safe for travel.
The temperatures in Eastern Maine and the mountains may cause slush on some of the roads, and flurries and sprinkles are expected in Bangor.
The snowfall is not expected to be strong, but a batch of rain is expected to pass through in the evening.
The rain and snow showers will become steadier in the afternoon, with a rain-snow line from Greenville to Millinocket.
The highest amount of snowfall is predicted in Caribou, with six inches, although three to four inches is more likely.
The roads may become problematic in some areas in the afternoon, but the weather is expected to calm down by Sunday evening.
The next storm system is expected to hit on Saturday evening, and it may be a little stronger and colder.
However, above-freezing temperatures may cause problems with snow accumulation.
If snow does fall, it is not expected to accumulate much at lower elevations.
Monday and Tuesday are expected to be quiet, but a storm may form along the East Coast for the middle of next week.
The snow amounts for the upcoming weekend storm are expected to be low, with just a coating along the coast, one to three inches for Lewiston, Augusta, and Bangor, and over three inches in the Foothills, mountains, and far north.
The weekend’s small crafts will experience two to four feet and South Winds of 10 to 20 knots.
The rain showers will continue throughout the day, with high temperatures of 40 to 45 degrees.
The weather will be sunny on Sunday, but snow is expected to accumulate a little bit Sunday night.
The storm is not expected to have a significant impact.