Snow headed to the region on Thursday and Friday

Published: Apr. 8, 2020 at 9:19 AM EDT
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Snow is headed to the region on Thursday.

It will continue into Friday, and high winds are also expected.

Snow could be heavy at times late Thursday and early Friday.

Total accumulations will range from 10"-16” for areas north and Dover-Foxcroft and Lincoln with some locally higher amounts up to 18” possible; 5”-10” from Dover-Foxcroft to Lincoln southward across much of the remainder of the state with the exception of lower amounts of 3”-7” along the coast and southern locales.

The storm will wind down during the day Friday.

Full forecast:

From the TV 5 Forecast Center: (Updated: Thursday April 9, 2020 at 9:20 p.m.)

A powerful Nor’easter will move northeast along the Maine Coastline tonight and then move up into New Brunswick tomorrow morning. The storm will bring heavy precipitation and a strong and gusty wind to the Pine Tree State tonight. As the storm moves off to our northeast the precipitation will quickly taper off to light snow and mixed snow and rain showers tomorrow morning, but the gusty wind will continue all day long. Across the north and mountains the bulk of the precipitation will fall as heavy wet snow and this is where 8 to 18” will likely pile up, especially from the Lincoln and Dover-Foxcroft Regions on north. In the Augusta and Bangor Regions rain and mixed precipitation will become mostly heavy wet snow this evening as the storm intensifies and pulls colder air from aloft down to the surface, with much of region from Calais through Bangor and on southwest to Waterville and Augusta seeing 5 to 10”, with possibly as much 12” in some of the hillier locations. Along the coast the heavy rain will likely mix with or change to wet snow for a period of time tonight and this is where 2 to 5” of wet snow will likely accumulate by the time the steadier precipitation tapers to lighter showers around daybreak tomorrow.

As the storm intensifies the strong and gusty will continue to increase tonight and that along with the heavy wet snow will likely lead to widespread power outages later tonight and tomorrow. The weather will very slowly improve tomorrow through Saturday as the storm continues to lift northeast through the Maritimes of Canada.

Saturday will be variably cloudy, breezy and cool, with high temps holding in the 40s across most of our region. High pressure will bring Maine a partly sunny and seasonably mild Sunday. A storm moving up to the west of New England could bring wind and rain back to our region on Monday.

Tonight: Snow, rain and mixed precipitation, heavy at times, with an east wind becoming westerly late at 15 to 30 mph, along with higher gusts and low temps running upper 20s to mid-30s.

Friday: Blustery, with morning snow and mixed showers, with a westerly wind gusting to 30 mph and high temps in the mid-30s to low 40s.

Saturday: Variably cloudy, with high temps in the 40s.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with high temps in the mid-40s to lower 50s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with rain likely developing and high temps in the upper40s to mid-50s.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with high temps in the 50s.

Chris Ewing

WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist