Friday/Saturday Storm

All eyes are on our next storm slated to arrive on Friday. There still remains some questions on the precipitation type and timing,  but here’s our best estimate of how it will unfold.

Timing: First flakes will arrive during the morning hours Friday. Steadiest resulting in most efficient accumulations will be afternoon through overnight Friday. A change to sleet and freezing rain looks likely south and coast by Saturday morning. The snow/freezing rain line should lift north throughout the day. Precipitation will come to and end Saturday night.

Type. All snow on Friday. Freezing rain looks to be the dominate type of precipitation for most of the area on Saturday. Icy conditions are expected. The exception will be in the western mountain region and northern Maine where snow/sleet will hang on a bit longer through the day. Temperatures may limp over the freezing mark south and coast late in the day leading to a brief period of plain rain. Confidence level is low on that part.

How Much: Most of the area should pick up 4-8″ before the change to freezing rain late Friday night or Saturday morning. Central Maine points east should experience slightly less before the change, generally 3-5″. Extreme eastern Maine is in the 1-3′ range.  Temperatures will be cold, therefore a very fluffy snow may be in the cards for the afternoon and night Friday.

Sunday is looking nice here in vacationland. Skies will be partly sunny and temperatures look seasonable. Another storm appears to be in the cards for Christmas Day. There remains some uncertainty of the track and intensity this far out. Based on today’s forecast, more snow accumulations appear to be in the cards.

In the wake of that storm, will be the coldest air of the season so far filtering in. Highs mid-week will have a hard time getting out of the single digits.  Hang on.

Stay tuned for updates in the coming days as we’re still a few days out.  You can find new info via social media here. Thanks for reading.

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Charlie makes up the "Weather Part" of CBS News 13s evening edition. A native New Englander, he grew up enjoying the area's exciting and sometimes wild weather.