A mixed bag once again
Clouds will be on the increase over western and southern areas Saturday afternoon ahead of a warm front that will enter the state on Sunday. Guidance indicates potential for a coastal low formation in the Gulf of Maine which may add some intrigue into how this plays out. This is likely to bring another inch or more of rain to the coastal plain and bring another round of heavy wet snow, freezing rain and sleet over the interior.
As is appears for now, this won't be a big ice event for the interior. Between the freezing rain and sleet before the switch to rain, that will keep snow totals down with the exception of the far north where mostly snow will fall.
Regional outlook through Wednesday
We'll get a bit of a break from the storms as it appears for now. Long range outlook shows a chance for snow showers from a clipper system roughly Friday, and a potential ocean storm late next weekend. Confidence is low on both of those ideas, but check back as the weekend unfolds.
NOTE: Due to a family commitment, I will not be updating the discussion page on Saturday. Please check the Pine Tree Weather Facebook page Sunday morning for an update. Stay in touch with the forecast guidance from the National Weather Service for the latest information.
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