Snowy end to the weekend

10:02 PM, Feb 23, 2013   |    comments
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A low pressure system passing well to our south and east will bring several inches of snow for the western half of the state through Sunday. High pressure will then provide us with some quiet weather Monday and Tuesday. Our weather then gets into a stormy pattern starting Wednesday. We will have several chances of snow and rain right through the start of next weekend.

Tonight - Periods of snow. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the places you see listed at the top of your screen. Western, central, and southern Maine should see about 1-3 inches of snow by early tomorrow morning. Lesser amounts at the coast due to some rain mixing in. Lows dip to around 30 degrees.

Sunday - Periods of snow through the day. A trough will set up off of the low passing offshore and that will bring us our heaviest snow during the afternoon. That trough could bring some localized heavier amounts of snow (6"+) in southern locations. The snow tapers to snow showers late Sunday. I have posted predicted snowfall amounts in the "weather extra" section. The latest computer models are backing off on snowfall amounts at the coast due to the rain mixing in. I think we will see a sharp drop off on snowfall amounts at the immediate coast. That will also be the story in far eastern and northern parts of the state where we will not see as much snow.

Extended Forecast - High pressure provides us will brighter skies Monday and Tuesday. High temperatures will remain steady from the mid 30s to the low 40s. Low pressure could bring us snow and a soaking rain on Wednesday. That low then stalls out and keeps our weather unsettled right through the start of next weekend.

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