December 14, 2018
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Nor’easter will drench Maine with rain this weekend

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Motorists makes their way north on I-295 in Portland. Remnants of Hurriance Willa will create nor'easter conditions this weekend, bringing rain and some snow to most of Maine.

The first nor’easter of the season will bring rain and possibly some snow to Maine early on Saturday, with rainfall that might continue through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Gray.

The source of rainfall will be the remnants of moisture from Hurricane Willa.

The highest precipitation is expected well offshore, and the coastal region will receive around an inch of rain, according to weather service meteorologist Eric Sinsabauth.

Parts of New Hampshire and southwestern Maine will see precipitation around daybreak on Saturday. The storm will move from south to north, hitting the Bangor area around midday, according to meteorologist Mark Bloomer at the weather service office in Caribou.

Since it’s an October storm, most of the Northeast will see rain and snow is not the primary concern, according to USA Today.

Northern Maine may experience sleet and freezing rain, and the mountains may get wet snow, Bloomer said. Rainfall may be accompanied by winds and some coastal flooding on Saturday.

By Sunday, the storm will have weakened considerably, which sets it apart from a classic nor’easter.

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