Winter Storm Warning

Areas Affected: Androscoggin; Central Somerset; Interior Cumberland; Interior Waldo; Kennebec; Northern Franklin; Northern Oxford; Southern Franklin; Southern Oxford; Southern Somerset

NWS Gray/Portland (Southern Maine)

...Coastal storm to provide first widespread snowfall to the area... .A coastal low will move rapidly northeast and track near the Gulf of Maine tonight into Friday, bringing heavy snow to the northern two-thirds of the area. Closer to the coast and inland, freezing drizzle and rain will mix in with the snow, bringing the snowfall totals down. The storm will move away quickly by Friday evening. ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 4 PM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches, with localized amounts up to 10 inches, and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northern New Hampshire and, south central, southwest, west central and western Maine.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 4 PM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for significant reductions in visibility at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet and ice are expected. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible. For a more precise forecast for your specific location...go to www.weather.gov/gray.


Winter Storm Watch

Areas Affected: Central Penobscot; Central Piscataquis; Central Washington; Interior Hancock; Northern Penobscot; Northern Piscataquis; Northern Washington; Southeast Aroostook; Southern Penobscot; Southern Piscataquis

NWS Caribou (Northern Maine)

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 8 inches, with localized amounts up to 9 inches, are possible.

* WHERE...Northern Piscataquis, Northern Penobscot, Southeast Aroostook, Central Piscataquis, Central Penobscot, Southern Penobscot, Interior Hancock, Central Washington, Southern Piscataquis and Northern Washington Counties.

* WHEN...From late tonight through late Friday night.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday. Significant reductions in visibility are possible.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.


Winter Weather Advisory

Areas Affected: Coastal Waldo; Knox; Lincoln; Sagadahoc

NWS Gray/Portland (Southern Maine)

...Coastal storm to provide first widespread snowfall to the area... .A coastal low will move rapidly northeast and track near the Gulf of Maine tonight into Friday, bringing heavy snow to the northern two-thirds of the area. Closer to the coast and inland, freezing drizzle and rain will mix in with the snow, bringing the snowfall totals down. The storm will move away quickly by Friday evening. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 1 PM EST FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Mixed precipitation expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Friday. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 5 inches, with localized amounts up to 8 inches, and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

* WHERE...Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Coastal Waldo Counties.

* WHEN...From 1 AM to 1 PM EST Friday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. For a more precise forecast for your specific location... go to www.weather.gov/gray.


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