Clouds will thicken on Saturday as our next storm system approaches. If your plans take you out and about, I don’t anticipate any weather related problems Saturday. Snow should develop Saturday night and it’s possible it may extend all the way until Tuesday morning. This will be a long duration snow event and intensity should remain on the light side during the three day period. But during that three day period, snow should accumulate to around a foot for many towns. Snow will come to an end early Tuesday and our weather looks quiet into mid-week. More light snow is possible on Thursday followed by a major shot of cold air arriving Friday.
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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR NEXT STORM
TIMING: Light snow will move into the area Saturday night and extend all the way until Tuesday morning.
TYPE: Precipitation should fall in the form of snow for most of the area. There is the chance some sleet may mix in for a period Monday over extreme southern Maine and New Hampshire.
SNOW TOTALS: Given the long duration of this storm, snow accumulations may become an adventure. I anticipate most of southern Maine will pick up 3 to 5” through Sunday night. An additional half foot to foot is possible Monday into early Tuesday. 3 Day snow totals will range from 8” to 15” for most of southern and central Maine. Most of the accumulations will occur on Monday.
WINDS: Winds should not play a huge role in this storm. Northeasterly winds will be active Sunday and Monday but will not be extreme. The strongest winds will likely occur on Monday when gusts could approach 30 mph.
COASTAL FLOODING: Due to the moon cycle, tides are not exceptionally high in the coming days. Coastal Flooding should not be a variable in this storm.
Stay tuned in the coming days for any changes. Given the extended length of the storm, we may need to fine tune the forecast over the weekend into early next week. Have a great weekend!