Midweek storm could drop nearly a foot on Maine

A midweek storm is expected to drop nearly a foot of snow across Maine, according to the National Weather Service.

Early forecasts predict up to double-digit inch counts for snow totals across the state, with higher amounts in south and central regions. The coastal storm will arrive in the southern counties around 3 p.m. Wednesday and not let up until after dark Thursday, forecasters said. The heaviest snow will fall Thursday morning, battering the Interstate 95 corridor the hardest as the storm travels from west to east, they said.

Forecasters urged Thursday commuters to drive slowly on the anticipated greasy roads, where visibility will be restricted.

“I don’t control the plows or the schools, but I imagine all those types of people will be watching the storm closely,” Margaret Curis, a forecaster with the NWS in Gray, said.

The weather service has posted a winter storm watch for the western part of the state, where the storm will arrive first. As the low-pressure system moves closer to Wednesday, the service will update their forecast with more precise snowfall estimates.

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