Quick hitting storm passes through Maine Saturday; multi-day event to start the week
Banding to dictate snow amounts Saturday
Using hourly liquid equivalent projected rain totals to enhance the idea of banding potential. While I do not expect any widespread 1"/hour snowfall rates, it may happen in isolated areas. The storm ends from west to east this afternoon, and by 7 PM will be clear of the state, outside of any snow showers in the mountains.
No changes to my forecast idea for snow totals posted here on Friday. Higher elevations may see as much as 10", some banding may deliver around the same amount as well. For most of the state, this is a 4-8" event, with lesser amounts along the southwest coast and north.
As the storm moves east, a northwesterly wind picks up and gusts to around 25 mph in places and will diminish overnight into Sunday morning.
The sky clears out overnight, and brings a sunny start to Sunday. Clouds will be on the increase Sunday afternoon ahead of the storm on the way Monday.
Cut-off upper level low to hang around
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