National Weather Service issues winter storm watch for Wednesday in Maine

Posted March 10, 2014, at 8:35 a.m.
Last modified March 10, 2014, at 12:45 p.m.

GRAY, Maine — Don’t put the shovels, snowblowers and scrapers away for the season just yet.

With the official start of spring 10 days away, another taste of winter is expected to arrive later this week, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service already has issued a winter storm watch for much of the state for a potential system expected to arrive Wednesday and last into Thursday.

Snow and mixed precipitation are possible, according to the weather service, with up to 6 inches of snow forecast in most areas.

Affected areas include Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Waldo, Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Knox counties.

The precipitation is to move up the northeastern coast Wednesday night into Thursday, according to the weather service, with potential for heavy snowfall, depending on the track of the system.