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Overnight storm expected to cause major disruptions to morning commute

Heavy snow is expected to slow down commuters Monday morning and will likely bring down power lines.
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PORTLAND, Maine — There's no federal or school holiday to save us this time, and there's no way around it: More cars will be on the roads tomorrow. The heavier snow will mean a bigger mess for nearly all of Maine.

Here's what we can expect. 

An area of low pressure is beginning to take shape in the southeast of the U.S. High pressure is sliding off the eastern seaboard tonight. The low-pressure system will ride up the coast and, here's the key, settle just off the coast tomorrow. 

This will allow a near-perfect storm track for just enough cold air in the atmosphere to be present and pulled down to the surface. Despite starting as a rain/snow/sleet mix along the coastline I expect an all-snow solution before people wake up tomorrow.

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Here's a look at the latest warnings and advisories for Maine:

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I do not expect much snow for the northern mountains or in The County, but significant snow will be heavy and wet along the coastline up and down the Interstate 95 corridor and well inland nearly all day tomorrow. 

Here's a timeline of what you can expect:

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Credit: jason nappi
Credit: jason nappi
Credit: jason nappi
Credit: jason nappi
Credit: jason nappi

The snow ends from north to south by late in the evening statewide.

Here is how much you can expect:

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Oh, and another storm is on tap to move into Maine late Wednesday into Thursday of this week. It's looking like an "inland runner" track, meaning more rain than snow, but there's time to see where the track ends up.

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Keep checking back for updates and join the discussion on my social media pages for the latest storm updates. 

Hopefully you will get to enjoy a four-day weekend!

--Jason Nappi 

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