PORTLAND, Maine — A lot of us are looking ahead to Friday and the potential snowstorm, but don't sleep on Wednesday morning. A warm front is approaching with rain showers this morning and Arctic air is lingering over Maine. That's a recipe for some freezing rain. There won't be a lot of ice, but it doesn't take much to make for slippery spots, so be cautious. By the afternoon, the cold will get scoured out and temps will be on the rise. Many towns will top 40 degrees by the end of the day as the showers taper off.
On Friday, the energy for the developing storm is entering the Pacific Northwest right now and is getting better sampled. This is providing improved data for models to work with and any new trends become very important.
The latest trend has been a shift east, a bit farther offshore.
Model Run from Monday:
Model Run From Last Night:
It's not a huge adjustment east, but that 75 miles or so keeps most of Maine out of the heaviest snow bands. While it's looking like we'll miss out on the big amounts, we still get plowable snow on Friday.
The storm is still 48 hours away and shifts and wobbles can occur. Keep checking back for any adjustments to the snow amounts.
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