MAINE, USA — The day started dry, but snow is on the way in. It will quickly coat the roads and travel will become slippery for the afternoon and evening.
Snow begins in western Maine between 10 a.m. and noon, moving into central Maine between noon and 2 p.m., eastern Maine between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Here's an estimate on the start time:
It should start out as snow everywhere.
A change to rain is expected for the York County coast late this afternoon, and the rain-snow line will move north into the Portland area and Midcoast during the evening commute.
This will weigh down the snow and make it a sloppy mess, with big puddles in spots too.
Inland, mostly or all snow is expected. The evening commute will be most challenging away from the coast.
The rain-snow line will try to work inland, but it probably will be as the storm is ending. A quick mix with sleet or rain is possible into central Maine as the precipitation is ending tonight.
It's a quick-moving system. It's over by midnight in most spots, sooner near the New Hampshire border. By tomorrow morning, it's a done deal. Colder air will be moving in -- but it's delayed until later Wednesday. There could be a few slick spots around but we should not be dealing with a flash freeze, as long as roads have been treated.
The coast picks up 1-3" of wet snow. Most inland towns see 3-5", including Lewiston, Augusta, Waterville and Bangor.
Some higher amounts around 6" or 7" are likely in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and western hills/mountains in Maine.
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