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Latest information on Thursday's storm

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Published: Feb. 25, 2020 at 10:50 AM EST
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A complex storm will bring rain, mix and snow to our region Thursday along with an increasingly strong and gusty easterly wind. Snow, rain and mixed precipitation will develop throughout Maine Thursday morning from southwest to northeast.

Rain keeping the accumulations down along the coast.

But you can expect as much as a foot plus over some of the higher elevations north and west of the Bangor Region.

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

(Updated: Thursday February 27, 2020 @7:12AM)

A complex forecast across the state today as a fast-moving, strong storm system is forecast to move through the region.

Strong low pressure will move through the state today. Precipitation will develop from southwest to northeast across the state during the early to mid-morning hours and continue falling, heavily at times through mid-afternoon. Temperatures will be in the upper 20s to low 30s north and mid-30s to low 40s as you head closer to the coast. It looks like the storm will track near the Maine coastline this afternoon which will allow some warmer air to move into coastal areas resulting in precipitation falling mainly as rain with some mixed precipitation possible for coastal areas. Inland areas will see mixed rain and snow throughout the day while areas from Dover-Foxcroft northward see all snow. Little to no accumulation is expected over coastal areas; a slushy 1”-4” expected for inland areas up to the Greater Bangor area; 6”-12” on average across the rest of the state once you head north and west of Bangor with a few locally higher amounts of 13”-14” not out of the question. The other concern today will be a gusty easterly wind during the morning and early afternoon. Gusts are forecast to reach 40-45 MPH inland and up to 50-55 MPH along the coast which may cause scattered power outages. This gusty wind will also cause areas of blowing and drifting snow across the northern half of the state where precipitation stays all snow which could result in reduced visibilities adding to the tough travel conditions throughout the day. Precipitation is expected to taper off from southwest to northeast across the state from late afternoon/early evening through the early nighttime hours as the storm pulls away from the region.

The upper level low associated with Thursday’s storm will remain spinning to our north for the end of the week which will give us a good deal of clouds for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Colder, more seasonable air will move in on the backside of Thursday’s storm too with temperatures in the mid-20s to mid-30s Friday and mainly 20s over the weekend. High pressure will build into the region and bring us a decent start to the work week with some sunshine and seasonable temperatures Monday.

Today: Snow north, mix inland, mainly rain along the coast. Precipitation could be heavy at times. Snow, mix and rain will begin to taper off later in the afternoon and evening. Highs between 32°-44°, warmest along the coast. Windy with an east wind 15-30 MPH and gusting to 40-45 MPH inland and to 50-55 MPH along the coast.

Tonight: Lingering light snow and snow showers over northern areas ending otherwise partly to mostly cloudy skies. Lows between 18°-23°. Southwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy and seasonable. Highs in the mid-20s to mid-30s. Southwest wind 10-20 MPH.

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the 20s to low 30s.

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid-20s to low 30s.

Monday: Increasing clouds. Afternoon rain/snow showers. Highs in the upper 20s to mid-30s.

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