Bulk of the storm to stay offshore
It will be the wee hours of Wednesday before effects of a fast moving, rapid developing storm begin to occur. By the morning commute, most areas along the coastal plain could be seeing snow flakes with potential for some accumulation. As quick as the storm comes, it departs. Western and southern areas will see steady precipitation end by midday, eastern and northern areas by late afternoon. A few isolated snow or rain showers are possible as a weak cold front passes through Wednesday night.
The focus of interior Washington County appears to be the jackpot location for the most snow. This snow will be wet and pasty. While an inconvenience, for most areas, it won't be around long.
As the precipitation ends, temperatures rise into the 40s for most of the coastal plain, with southern areas topping out in the low to mid-50's by the afternoon. With the cold front coming through Wednesday night, temperatures fall back below freezing for most areas to start on Thursday.
Flying Trash Can Alerts for Wednesday Thursday
With a strong, intensifying storm comes wind. Areas of Maine will begin to feel the breeze as the storm moves southeastward during the afternoon. As the storm bombs out over the Canadian Maritimes, the wind cranks all day Thursday, and will settle down somewhat by Friday morning.
Some scattered power outages are possible, along with flying trash cans and debris.
Regional outlook through Sunday
We'll have another snow/rain event Friday night into Saturday to contend with, but for now any accumulation from that appears to be light. Once again, Mother Nature provides assistance with any clean up with mild temperatures for Saturday, as well as Sunday. The start of the week appears rainy Monday afternoon into Tuesday.
NOTE: Due to family matters, I will not be updating here on Wednesday. Please check Facebook and Twitter for more information from me.
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