Nasty Winter Storm on the Way to Maine for Wednesday and Thursday
Another winter headache is on the way for Wednesday and Thursday, in the form of heavy snow, wind, sleet and freezing rain. Winter Storm Warnings have been posted by the National Weather Service for all of Maine with the exception of coastal York County, where a Winter Weather Advisory is in place.
The storm carries the likelihood of bad visibility, travel disruption and potential for power outages. It will bring heavy snow to the mountains, foothills and northern areas, with a mixed bag of precipitation to the south and coast, including some sleet, freezing rain and rain.
The storm will move in Wednesday as early as 8:00 am in the western Mountains, and later in the afternoon in eastern Maine. It will wind down Thursday from noon in the west until around 6:00 pm in the east. Southern and coastal sections that see mixed precipitation during the day on Wednesday will transition back to all snow Wednesday night.
The type and amount of precipitation received will differ depending on where you are; the nearer the coast, the greater the likelihood of snow mixing with sleet, freezing rain and rain. Check the specific forecast for your area.
Extreme caution is advised on the roads, as slippery road conditions and low visibility are expected.
Check weather updates often, as changes in the track and intensity of the weather system may mean changes in the forecast for your location. Listen to your radio, television, or NOAA Weather Radio, or visit one of the websites above for weather reports and emergency information as the storm progresses.
Stay Safe on the Road:
As in all winter storms, if you can stay off the roads, do so. If you must drive, check road conditions before you set out, and observe MaineDOT's safe driving tips.