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Some snow for the mountains and north
Most of the western ski hills and the north country get a fresh charge of snow Wednesday night into early Thursday. The higher peaks could get 5-8", with 2-5" the general idea for most of the region. Bangor could see a coating to an inch.
This forecast loop of the NAM3 model from 4 PM Wednesday to noon Thursday shows snow entering into western areas around 6-7 PM and overspreading the north by 10-11 PM. Snow could fall moderate to heavy at times. Snow ends from west to east by around 7-8 AM, but snow showers may persist in the mountains through Thursday afternoon.
For those travelling in the area, expect slick conditions through the Thursday morning commute.
Weekend outlook still up in the air
Another quick hitting storm works into the region on Saturday. A rough idea on timing indicates precipitation starting in the mid to late morning over western and southern areas, and overspreading the north and east by mid to late afternoon. Precipitation ends from west to east by the wee hours of Sunday morning.
Who gets what for snow or potential for ice & sleet is still to be determined. The shorelines can expect this to be a mainly rain event as the southerly flow over the ocean keeps precipitation liquid there. There is chance that all areas see flakes to start off. Northern areas appear to stay all snow. Western, interior eastern and southern areas are in a toss up zone, which could feature all four types of precipitation.
A rough idea on snowfall is 2-5", and it could come quick in areas. Fine tuning will come on this. Stay tuned.
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