Winter Storm Watches have now been issued for the entire state with the exception of the immediate coast in Southern Maine for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday night.
We’ll see some light snow/mix overnight tonight (mostly starting after midnight) and into early tomorrow. We might pick up an inch or two by late tomorrow morning so roads could be slick for the morning commute. Highs tomorrow will be quite mild, in the upper 30s and low 40s after the passage of a warm front. Skies briefly clear tomorrow afternoon and evening before clouds increase again by late Wednesday morning ahead of the next big storm.
The timing on the Wednesday – Thursday storm looks like it’ll start during the early afternoon on Wednesday and continue right through the daylight hours on Thursday. I suspect we’ll be looking at numerous cancellations for Thursday. It looks like a mostly snow event at this point with some rain/freezing rain/sleet mixing in at the coast. Models are all agreeing that there will be plenty of moisture associated with this storm so I do expect snowfall totals to be high (over 6” easily, some spots close to a foot). We could see some blowing and drifting as well. Things wrap up by Thursday evening.
Friday looks nice with a ridge of high pressure brining us mostly sunny skies. Some more light snow/mix on Saturday with mild high temperatures.
Tonight: Lows from 16° to 29° with mostly cloudy skies and light snow developing after midnight.
Tuesday: Highs 38° – 44° with a mix of light rain and snow early in the morning with partially clearing skies by afternoon.
Wednesday: Highs 37° – 43° with partly to mostly cloudy skies and snow/mix/rain developing in the afternoon. Snow continues overnight.
Thursday: Highs 24° – 30° with snow ending in the late afternoon.
Friday: Highs 24° – 31° with mostly sunny skies.
Saturday: Highs 35° – 42° with some light snow/mix during the morning/afternoon.
-Meteorologist Jessica Conley
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