CARIBOU, Maine — After the National Weather Service reported near record high average temperatures for the last two months in parts of the state, it was back to a little taste of winter in northern Maine where some communities saw as much as 6 inches of snow on Wednesday.
A weather spotter in Dyer Brook in southern Aroostook reported 6 inches of snow, while 3 inches was recorded in Lille farther north in the St. John Valley, according to Mark Bloomer, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Caribou.
Snow totals also ranged 2-6 inches in northern Piscataquis and Penobscot counties, according to the weather service.
Greater Bangor and points south and east saw mostly rain and with high winds on the coast.
Bloomer said about 4 p.m. that the snow was tapering off. He said the precipitation was expected to turn to freezing rain and then light drizzle before ending late Wednesday night.
The snow and mixed precipitation made for difficult travel in some parts of the state, and blowing winds worsened driving conditions, the weather service reported.
According to the forecast, Thursday will be partly sunny and mild across the state, with colder air beginning to drift into the region late in the day, and Friday will be partly sunny and seasonably cooler.
Snow showers are possible in the north late Saturday, the weather service forecasts, with a strong cold front coming in Sunday to start next week off seasonably cold and dry.