December 15, 2018
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Freezing rain brings potential for slick roads across Maine

Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times
Joseph Cyr | Houlton Pioneer Times
Light freezing rain moving across Maine on Sunday could create slick conditions on roads, according to the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service is warning Mainers to travel with caution Sunday as light freezing rain moves across the state, bringing with it the potential for slick road conditions.

With the exception of the immediate coastline and York County, the National Weather Service has issued a weather advisory across the state for the majority of the day on Sunday.

While the precipitation will be light, it could be enough to cause slippery conditions in affected regions.

“Sometimes it’s the minor stuff that causes more issues,” said Eric Schwibs, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service station in Gray.

Even though temperatures might be only at freezing or a couple degrees above, National Weather Service meteorologist Timothy Duda said some road surfaces could still be cold enough to freeze the precipitation because of the recent cold weather.

The rain is expected to move out of southern Maine Sunday afternoon, Schwibs said. Duda, a meteorologist at the weather service station in Caribou, said the rain will begin to move out of northern parts of the state and Down East late Sunday afternoon, but some precipitation might linger into the evening.

 


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