Maine Set to Be Slammed By Another Wintry Mess
After being hammered by a weekend snowstorm, parts of Maine are bracing for another encounter with Old Man Winter.
Forecast models continue to indicate that an Alberta Clipper system — that’s currently traversing the Great Lakes — will emerge out over the Atlantic Ocean late Thursday. As the low zips up the East Coast, passing cities like New York City, Providence and Boston it will push tons of moisture over much of northern Maine.
And as the moisture in the region builds, sub-freezing air will start to filter into parts of the northern-most state in the Continental U.S. The combination of these elements is a recipe for heavy, wet snow. And given that all of the foliage has yet to fall off the trees, this could mean numerous downed trees and additional power outages.
Models are indicating indicating a broad swath of 4 to 8 inches of snow over the northern part of the state. Locally heavier amounts of 10+ inches are possible under some of the more intense bands of snow.
Residents in some parts of the state are still dealing with power outages caused by the weekend system. At the height of the outages, more than 130,000 customers were without power. Those numbers have now been slashed to about 27,000 as of publication.
Power outages could be a continuing problem for some people in northern Maine as the low passes by and drops more snow. That said, places like Bangor and Caribou — which were hammered with double digit snows — are likely to escape the brunt of this next system.
The forecast is subject to change in the next 48 hours, but WeatherNation meteorologists will be keeping an eye on this system and bring you updates as the newest model runs become available.
Meteorologist Alan Raymond