Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Central Maine
The good news is that it is going to warm up tomorrow (Dec. 17), the bad news is that the (relatively) warmer weather is going to bring some significant snow with it, as a winter weather advisory has been issued for Central Maine tomorrow.
According to the National Weather Service in Gray, the winter weather advisory runs from 4AM on Dec. 17 through 7AM on Dec. 18.
wind chills will be subsiding throughout the rest of the day on Friday and the snow will be arriving in the area early Saturday morning, it is expected to snow all day, changing to a wintry mix by evening. The forecast calls for an accumulation of 3-5 inches with a high of 22 degrees, the Weather Service forecast says the chance of snow is 100%.
After the snow and sleet changes to freezing rain overnight on Sunday (Dec. 18), the forecast calls for a chance of freezing rain before noon on Sunday before changing to just rain in the afternoon with a high temperature of 44 during the day, before it drops back down to around 10 on Sunday night.
..WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO 7 AM EST SUNDAY... * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 6 INCHES...ALONG WITH A FEW HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH OF ICE. * HAZARD TYPES...SNOW AND A WINTRY MIX DEVELOPS FOR SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. * TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP ELATE TONIGHT INTO EARLY SATURDAY. * IMPACTS...SNOW MIXING WITH AND CHANGING TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL CREATE DIFFICULT TRAVEL FOR SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. * WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH. * TEMPERATURES...5 TO 10 ABOVE TONIGHT...SLOWLY INCREASING TO THE LOW TO MID 30S BY EARLY SUNDAY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.