winter storm warning Tuesday through Wednesday

Another week, another nor’easter

Posted:  Monday, March 12, 2018 - 4:45pm
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MIDCOAST — Monday has the hint of spring — warm sunshine, melting snow. Tuesday, however, is going to be a different story. So will Wednesday. And the cancellations are already filtering through the inbox. Meteorologists are saying it’s going to be a serious storm and have issued a winter storm warning for the western mountains through the Midcoast. Blowing and drifting snow. Windy, with gusts up to 40 mph.

The snow is supposed to begin late tonight in Southern Maine and move north and down east, arriving in the Midcoast by early Tuesday morning.

“The snow will become heavy at times during the day Tuesday before beginning to taper off Tuesday night and early Wednesday,” according to the National Weather Service, in Gray. “Snow is expected to linger in the mountains and foothills into Wednesday. A significant snowfall is expected for the entire area, but variations in the storm track are still possible. If the storm tracks further to the south, lower snowfall amounts would be expected, any shift in the storm track closer to southern New England would lead to greater snow totals for the region.”

Travel is expected to be difficult to impossible Tuesday evening, with 12 to 18 inches anticipated.

Here’s the forecast:

Tonight
Snow likely, mainly after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 30. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. 
 
Tuesday
Snow. High near 34. Breezy, with a northeast wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 7 to 11 inches possible. 
 
Tuesday Night
Snow. Low around 30. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible. 
 
Wednesday
Snow before 10am, then rain and snow likely between 10am and 2pm, then a chance of rain after 2pm. High near 37. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. 
 
Wednesday Night
A chance of rain and snow showers between 8pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
 
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.
 
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26.
 
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Breezy. 
 
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
 
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.
 
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
 
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
 
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 28.
 
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.