Wind advisory expanded for the coast; snow and sleet to impact the mountains and north
MidCoast included in wind advisory
As of 5 AM, the following counties are under wind advisory: coastal and central Washington, coastal and central Hancock, southern Penobscot, coastal Waldo and all of Knox County.
Not shown, a coastal flood statement has been issued for Cumberland and York counties for high tide around noon. Gale warnings are also posted for coastal waters of the Gulf of Maine.
Short term predictive radar
The only thing that has changed from last evenings update is the threat for sleet for the mountains and north has increased through the day. Western areas will change to rain this afternoon, northern areas tonight.
The chance for accumulating snow remains confined to the higher elevations of the mountains and far northern Maine. In combination with sleet, this may make for some slick areas along the Route 2 corridor over western areas, and west of Route 11 in northern areas.
Southerly winds will pick up this afternoon and be strongest overnight. Gusts in the 40-50 mph range are possible east of Portland through DownEast. This may cause some power outages. The worst of the wind appears over by 7 AM Wednesday for areas west of Penobscot Bay, and by 10 AM for the Eastport / Lubec region.
Snow threats for the weekend
Operational and deterministic guidance is still having difficulty remaining consistent on a late weekend snow threat. Stark differences in the 24 hour period beginning at 7 PM Saturday through 7 PM Sunday on these two charts between yesterday and today. The chance for snow over the weekend continues, but it is still too early to get into specifics or potential impacts.