Slick travel in areas of the interior
The morning commute may see a few flakes for western and southern areas, but steadier precipitation appears to hold off until mid-morning. As I mentioned on Facebook Wednesday, there is not a whole lot of moisture associated with this. I suspect the western mountains may see a touch of freezing rain and/or warm rain, but not after some light snow accumulation has fallen. Areas along the international border with Quebec on up into the Allagash region may stay all snow with this event. The peaks of the taller ski hills may stay all snow for most of the storm as well.
For the coastal areas, some very light accumulation of snow is possible before a switch to sleet and/or a very brief period of freezing rain, then warm rain.
Precipitation ends from southwest to northeast Friday night.
Snowfall idea tweaked
The higher elevations of the western mountains over to Baxter State Park as well as the Allagash up into the northern area of the St. John River Valley are likely to get the most out of this. The western foothills over to Bangor and Vanceboro may see an inch or two of snow before the changeover.
For those travelling on Friday, keep watch on the temperature in case cold air damming decides to hold tight. Any reading of 37° or less on the vehicle thermometer could mean 32° or below at the surface. This event is not a big deal, but it could ruin someone's day with an unfortunate accident unless there is respect to the elements.
After this, the pattern appears quiet until the late part of next week.
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