The thump comes this evening
No changes in thinking on the forecast posted here Monday afternoon. Snow will have a hard time getting started due to very dry air in place, but it will come. Flakes should start piling up over western and southern areas early afternoon, Bangor region by late afternoon. Hourly snowfall idea in the GIF above shows the 1"+ per hour snowfall rates working through western and eastern areas this evening. This is a six to nine hour event for most areas, with exception of the western mountains where the snow machine will continue into Wednesday with snow shower activity through the day.
Snowfall forecast remains the same. Ski hills may bust on the high end, with 8 or 9 inches by the time this is over there Wednesday. Coastal York County may come in on the low end, as the transition to rain may come by late afternoon. I do expect some mixing of sleet and/or light ice over the western foothills, Bangor and Calais regions very late in the event. It does not appear to amount to much, and won't affect the final snowfall tally
In ice and snow, take it slow. Stay on alert this evening if you are travelling or commuting.
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