I hate weather cliches and refuse to use the March...Lion...Lamb one.
March: In like a ... big cat? Yup, that's better. The first week of March is looking very wintry with two snow events in four days and serious cold behind them.
The first storm moves in tomorrow. Originally, my thought was that the storm would slide too far offshore to be a big deal, and that is still true. But it's going to be a deal. Upper-level energy will suck back moisture and interact enough with the offshore storm to drop light snow on us Saturday into Saturday night. Snow will break out later in the morning and it will be fairly steady through the afternoon before tapering off Saturday evening.
I see a lot of us receiving 1-3" with some locally higher amounts along the Downeast coastline and the York County coast too. Northern Maine won't see much, an inch or less. Roads will get greased up and slippery and it looks like plows will need to head out.
The second storm has bigger potential. A larger surface low, more defined and sharper mid and upper-level energy will result in a Nor'easter type storm. However, there are still several questions that need to be answered.
The most glaring one is the track. Is it a coastal hugger allowing mild air to change snow to ice and rain? Does it stay offshore for an all snow track? If it's an all snow track, is it too far offshore for a direct hit? We'll know more in the next 24-48 hours. But right now I'd say that the chances for significant mixing are going down, and the chances for significant snow and delays Monday morning are going up.
Check back for updates and adjustments today and through the weekend.