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Snow tapers from west to east through this evening
The storm is intensifying as is slowly moves eastward into the Canadian Maritimes today. Far northwestern areas of The County appear to get shut out of snowfall with this one. Snow will continue to accumulate in the mountains across the north central part of the state until it begins to taper from west to east this afternoon into tonight. MidCoast and DownEast areas appear to pick up a light amount of snow as temperatures crash on the west side of the system as it pulls away to the east. The snowfall idea posted here last night may come in a bit under, but 6-12" is the likely outcome in areas under winter storm warnings.
Some areas of flurries and snow showers are expected in the mountains and north Thursday as high pressure works its way in. Expect breezy conditions with high temperatures in the 30s/40s through the remainder of the work week.
More storms on the way
The lens on how the weekend plays out is coming into better focus, but not carved into stone just yet. As it appears for now it will be sloppy for the interior Saturday afternoon into the evening with a mix of snow, sleet and perhaps pockets of freezing rain and will eventually change over to all rain by Sunday. Coastal areas stay wet. Shorelines will have to deal with astronomical tides with may cause some minor flooding, along with wind, surf, splash over, beach erosion. The little L's on this ensemble chart indicate there is still some wiggle room on track, and a track shift changes potential impacts and outcomes. For now this is the main idea on what to expect and the finalizing of the timing and details will come as the weekend gets closer.
On the heels of this storm comes another to start the week off as a surface low over the Midwest glides under a strong trough around the Great Lakes, hits the ocean and intensifies as it heads northeast toward New England.
A tropical system brewing in the Atlantic will be tracked. Models are having a difficult time figuring out whether it will pick up the front with the Monday / Tuesday storm and stay out to sea, or miss the connection and potentially impact the region later next week.
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