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Snow, sleet, rain on the approach to the Midcoast

Posted:  Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:30pm
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Midcoast Maine — as well as Western and Central Maine — is under a winter storm warning from midday Wednesday, Feb. 7 through 3 a.m. Thursday morning. Heavy snow is anticipated, according to the National Weather Service.
 
The snow is to become heavy at times, and over coastal Maine there may be sleet and rain creeping in. The fast-moving system is to move through Maine and toward the Maritimes.
 
Total accumulations of nine to 12 inches are in the forecast, with snow falling at one to three inches per hour.  Most accumulations will range from eight to 12 inches inland and in the mountains; along the coast, there is to be six to 10 inches.
 
Temperatures are to bottom out in the single digits and teens, except along the coast, where they will hover in the lower 20s.
 
Weather forecast
 
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 22. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. 
 
Wednesday
Snow, mainly after 10am. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 35. North wind 10 to 15 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible. 
 
Wednesday Night
Rain and snow before midnight, then a chance of snow between midnight and 1 a.m. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 23. Breezy, with an east wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. 
 
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 28. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. 
 
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 13. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. 
 
Friday
Partly sunny, with a high near 29.
 
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.
 
Saturday
A chance of snow before 2 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow between 2pm and 4pm, then a chance of snow after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 35. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.
 
Saturday Night
A 50 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27.
 
Sunday
Sleet likely before 8 a.m., then rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 39. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.
 
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
 
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
 
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 21.
 
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36.