Southern Maine gets another 2 to 5 inches of snow

Posted Jan. 28, 2013, at 7:38 p.m.

GRAY, Maine — Light, dry snow is coating southern Maine and New Hampshire and is expected to end Tuesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

“It’s a dry snow system. It’s not mixing with sleet or freezing rain and the snow is not a wet snow,” said John Cannon, meteorologist at the weather service station in Gray. “It should last until about tomorrow [Tuesday] at daybreak. Pretty much where it is now is where it’ll stay. We’ll basically have 2 to 4 inches with maybe 5 in some higher elevation areas.”

Cannon said the area of most accumulation is centered in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, near West Unity, where the average snowfall was 4 inches.

“We’ve picked up about 1 to 3 inches from that system [in Portland],” he said. “It extends up through Bethel and up as far as about Waterville, where they’re getting very light snow currently [6:45 p.m.].”

Cannon, who said the areas near York and Kittery should get the most accumulation, had some good news for those tired of cold weather.

“There’s a big warm-up coming Wednesday with temps in the 40s,” he said. “We’ll get some mixed precipitation that will eventually change to rain.”

The warming will start early Wednesday and continue through the day with the precipitation starting later in the morning.

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