MAINE, USA — Another round of snow is on the way, and it'll play out like most have so far this winter... except that it starts during the day.
The morning commute will be totally fine. It's the afternoon and evening drive that will be more of a problem. Fortunately, it's Maine school vacation week, so most towns won't have to worry much about early releases or cancellations.
Tuesday morning will start out dry, with thickening clouds. It will be cold, as temperatures drop into the single digits inland.
Snow will move from New Hampshire into western Maine between 10 a.m. and noon. It will start in 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 times:
Roads will become snow-covered and slippery pretty quickly, with temperatures below freezing.
Warmer air starts to move into the coast during the afternoon, making it a wetter snow, and even changing it to rain from the Portland area south. Inland, it will remain mostly snow.
The rain-snow line will try to work north of Portland but it probably won't make a ton of progress.
It's a quick-moving storm that will end between 8 p.m. and midnight, from west to east.
The coast picks up 1-3" of wet snow. Most inland towns see 3-5", including Lewiston, Augusta, Waterville and Bangor.
I might be getting too fancy with the map by adding this in, but some higher amounts, 5-7", are possible in the western Maine hills and mountains. Here it'll be a bit fluffier.
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