Tricky travel for interior areas likely
A quick update here Friday morning with fine tuning starting Friday afternoon. If you are following on Facebook PLEASE make sure you have page notifications turned ON to get the most recent updates.
The trend continues to get warmer. Confidence is high that the coastal plain will be mainly rain, and interior areas will get all four precipitation food groups (snow, sleet, freezing rain, rain) as the upper low drags a warm front with tropical moisture along with it.
In regards to IMPACTS, as I mentioned here Thursday afternoon, coastal plain areas need to be concerned about melting. Folks with sensitive basements need to be aware of potential flooding there. Street flooding is possible in areas where storm drains are blocked. Localized flooding of brooks and streams are possible. Where there is ice jams, especially the Kennebec River in Augusta / Hallowell, I am concerned for potential flooding there. Most areas in the green shaded area can expect around 1" of rain out of this.
For interior areas, slick travel is possible Saturday night until early Sunday for western areas. For northern areas, conditions go downhill early Sunday and continue until Sunday afternoon.
For most areas, this is a quick hitter. For ski country, I don't expect a major impact on the snow pack. What little is lost is likely to be gained back in snow showers on the backside of the upper low that fire up Sunday night and last through Monday. The mountains and north may pick up 2-4" out of that before it ends Monday night.
The plan is to have another update on this Friday afternoon.
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