A storm will bring heavy rain and snow to Maine on Saturday

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Winter storm bringing heavy rain and snow to Maine

The mountains could have up to a foot of snow on Saturday



We have a weekend storm on the way. But before we get to that, we have a nice Friday in the key, although not as sunny as Thursday. Many cities are still back in the 40s and winds will start light before turning south at around 7-12 MPH. We will have some bright spots in the morning but overall clouds will increase throughout the day. Ahead of our next storm, the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Oxford, Franklin and parts of Somerset County in northern New Hampshire. This will be the area where we will see the most snow for the rest of us. There is going to be a lot of rain that will eventually turn into snowfall. Let’s take a look at the storm tracker throughout the day, Friday, lots of cloud, especially as we move through the second half of the day, even a few flurries along the international border, then during the day. Saturday we will start early in the morning with rain for most of us in the mountains and foothills especially as you get closer to that international border which is where we will probably start in the form of snow. But for the rest of us it will be a change from rain to snow as we head into the afternoon and evening on Saturday, the storm moving away at the same time. And so that means we will see lesser amounts as you head inland and towards the coast in terms of any snow accumulation, the mountain snow showers will continue into Sunday. The rest of us will be bright, but also very windy for the second half of the weekend. Here’s a look at the forecast snowfall totals for Saturday. We will see most of it of course as you get closer to this international border. So Rangeley to Eustace Kingfield, 9 to 12 inches, maybe even some 14 inch readings, especially on the higher elevations. 5 to 9 inches. Bethel is farming tonight and 2-5 as you head from Freiburg into the Cumberland County Highlands and northernmost parts of Andrew Skagen Connie. The other thing to talk about is the wind. It will definitely pick up as we go through the day on Saturday we might see gusts of mostly 30 to 40 but Sunday morning as the storm builds up strength and starts to move away we might see gusts of mostly 30 to 40. gusts over 40 MPH, but at least Sunday the sun will be back. And don’t forget that we put those clocks forward one hour early Sunday morning. So sunset Sunday night, 6:44 in Portland

Winter storm bringing heavy rain and snow to Maine

The mountains could have up to a foot of snow on Saturday

A winter storm watch has been issued for the mountains of Maine with heavy snowfall expected on Saturday. A coastal low will move up the coast on Friday evening and arrive in the Gulf of Maine on Saturday. We are looking for gusty winds up to 30-40 miles per hour. Winds will become even stronger after the storm recedes overnight Saturday into Sunday morning as cold air rushes in. Sunday’s winds could be 40 to 50 miles per hour. Saturday morning and afternoon. Precipitation will change to wet snow late Saturday afternoon with a light accumulation expected. Forecasts are particularly tricky for inland regions. Starting Thursday morning, models indicate that the transition to snow could occur sooner, but since most of the heaviest precipitation is already moving, snow totals will be limited until Saturday evening. If you want significant snow, head to the mountains where we expect. 9 to 12 inches. The weather is getting much colder with windy and windy conditions for Sunday. Stay with WMTW and wmtw.com for forecast updates as the storm approaches.

A winter storm watch has been issued for the mountains of Maine with heavy snowfall expected on Saturday.

wmtw snow

A coastal low will move up the coast on Friday evening and arrive in the Gulf of Maine on Saturday. We are looking for gusty winds up to 30-40 miles per hour. Winds will become even stronger after the storm moves away overnight Saturday into Sunday morning as cold air rushes in. Sunday’s winds could be 40 to 50 miles per hour.

Saturday Storm Forecast

If you live along the coast of Maine, you should expect gusty winds and heavy rain Saturday morning and afternoon. Precipitation will change to wet snow late Saturday afternoon with a light accumulation expected.

Saturday wind gusts forecast

The forecast is particularly tricky for inland areas. Starting Thursday morning, models indicate that the transition to snow could occur sooner, but with most of the heaviest precipitation, snow totals will be limited until Saturday evening.

If you want serious snow head to the mountains where we expect 9-12 inches.

wmtw snow

The weather is getting much colder with windy and windy conditions for Sunday.

Stay with WMTW and wmtw.com for forecast updates as the storm approaches.

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