PORTLAND, Maine — It's the last day of February, but there's still lots of winter left. This week looks cold and a little snowy at times. While no large storm will impact us here in New England, a couple of small systems will drop a few inches of snow on us.
The first system advances into the state late Tuesday. Its origin is the prairies of Canada, where there isn't much moisture to tap into, so there won't be much snow from it. Most of us will see an inch or two from Tuesday afternoon into the night. All snow will be gone by Wednesday morning. Towns in eastern Maine will likely see the most, perhaps as much as 5".
We'll see a quick break during the day on Wednesday, but a second "clipper system" promptly moves in Wednesday night.
Another round of snow will fall into Thursday morning. This second "clipper" will have a little more upper-level support and could flare up a bit along our coastline. A few more inches of snow is expected at this time.
Again, no big, impactful storm this week, but collectively, these two "clippers" may drop a half foot on us by the weekend.
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