April 24, 2018
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Winter weather advisories issued in Maine

Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Snow blankets downtown Bangor
By Meg Haskell, BDN Staff

Mainers across the state should expect 3 to 6 inches of snow this weekend as a storm system moves into southern Maine Saturday afternoon and travels north.

“It’s going to be the first measurable snow of the winter,” meteorologist Tim Duda of the National Weather Service in Caribou said.

[Video: This is Maine and it’s going to snow]

Although some areas of the state have seen a sprinkling of snow already this month, he said, “it’s been pretty tranquil thus far.”

Earlier predictions said northern Aroostook, northern Piscataquis, northern Somerset and northern Franklin counties would likely be spared, but the updated forecast calls for snow in all areas.

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According to advisories issued early Saturday morning by weather service offices in Gray and Caribou, snow is expected to begin in southern parts of the state in the early afternoon Saturday, causing slippery driving conditions and limited visibility. In Bangor, snow is expected around 3 or 4 p.m. Snow will fall lightly through the night, tapering off around 5 a.m. Sunday in the south and 10 a.m. in the north. Winds will be 5 to 10 mph.

Mainers are urged to use extra caution while driving.

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