June 19, 2018
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Winter weather advisory in effect for much of Maine Friday into Saturday

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — Although the calendar says spring is here, Maine continues to experience wintry weather.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of Aroostook, Franklin, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset and Washington counties, effective from late Friday night into Saturday morning or afternoon.

During that period, temperatures will hover around freezing and visibility will be reduced to a quarter mile to a half mile at times, the weather service said.

Accumulations of 2-4 inches of snow and a trace of ice are expected in some areas — and as much as 3-5 inches could fall in northern Aroostook, Oxford, Piscataquis and Somerset counties, the weather service said.

Oxford County likely will see up to an inch of snow, along with sleet and freezing rain, forecasters said.

The weather service said the messy weather could make for tricky traveling as snow, sleet and a thin glaze of ice will result in slippery conditions. Motorists should slow down and plan extra time to reach their destinations.

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