WEATHER WARNING! 1/19 Thurs-Fri
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Sumner Town Office
"PORTLAND (WGME)--- The daytime hours of Thursday will be quiet, before an impactful snowstorm moves into Maine Thursday night.
Plowable amounts are expected across much of the state with heavy snow and slick travel on Friday morning.
Snow wraps up by Friday evening, but there are 2 more winter storms in the pipeline as we head into next week.
Highest totals with this storm will be in southern Maine, 4-8" of snow expected with amounts as high as 10" not out of the question.
We start out Thursday with sunny skies, with clouds increasing as we head towards the afternoon.
Our snowstorm gets going this evening, with a start time of 7-11pm for most.
Snow picks up in intensity overnight.
The first winter storm warning of the season in place for southern and much of coastal Maine. Totals will be over a half foot for pretty much everyone in the warning area. Warning ends Friday evening.
Timing: Snow will move into Maine after sunset Thursday, start time will likely be between 7-11pm for most of southern Maine.
Snow develops this evening, becoming very heavy after midnight. Expect treacherous travel heading into Friday morning.
Snow will quickly pick up in intensity and will be heavy for the overnight hours and into Friday morning.
The morning commute Friday looks like a mess with moderate to heavy snow falling across southern and central Maine. Delays and cancellations very likely.
Expect a very slick and snowy morning commute, school delays and cancellations are very likely. Snow will lighten up heading into mid-morning Friday, light to moderate snowfall continues through the afternoon.
Snow will wrap up by Friday evening.
Snowfall: Snow totals will be highest in southern Maine, especially just away from the coast in York and Cumberland counties. 4-8” of snow is expected in southern Maine, locally higher amounts are possible.
Amounts drop off considerably heading towards the north. Lewiston towards Augusta will also likely see 4-8”, with a sharp cutoff in totals north of Augusta.
Lower amounts of 1-3” expected in the Bangor area. Far northern Maine, including places like fort Kent and Houlton will see very little, if any snow.
Much quieter weather returns on Saturday with sunny skies and highs in the 20s and 30s. clouds begin to overspread the state again on Sunday, ahead of our next storm.
Our next storm system arrives Sunday evening or night, and it looks significant. It will likely start as snow, but at the coastline a changeover to rain is looking likely.
This storm looks much stronger than the late week storm, with inland and mountain portions of Maine standing the best chance of seeing significant snow.
Northern Maine also has the potential to see some big snow totals. Winds look to be a much bigger factor with this system, impacts will likely be greater. Expect more details on this storm as we head into the weekend.
This storm isn’t the only one we will likely see next week. Yet another winter storm will likely reach Maine by next Wednesday night, continuing into Thursday. As of right now, this storm also looks significant with wind and heavy snow, though it is far too early to fine-tune any details."