Snow was piling up Friday across all points of Maine, forcing dozens of schools, businesses and government offices to close for the day.
— Amanda Jellig (@AmandaWGME) November 16, 2018
Snowfall totals have been reduced from their higher numbers because of the dry air that has moved across the state, according to the National Weather Service at Gray, though most parts of the state can expect at least a 4 to 6 inches of fresh snow to shovel.
Good morning, here's the latest storm total snowfall map. Storm totals have been lowered based on the dry air moving in combined with warmer air edging northward along the coast. Please send us your snowfall totals!! #nhwx #mewx pic.twitter.com/mzHRIKNQI0
— NWS Gray (@NWSGray) November 16, 2018
The snow is expected to change to mixed precipitation this afternoon, causing roads to become very slick, reports warn.
Latest on the Friday storm. Not a blockbuster storm by any means, but the biggest storm so far this season for Downeast. Snow will change to mixed precipitation for Downeast Friday morning. Elsewhere, all snow. #MEwx pic.twitter.com/gOtXMsztm9
— NWS Caribou (@NWSCaribou) November 15, 2018
In southern Maine, in Cumberland and York counties, snow has already started to change to mixed precipitation and ice.
— NWS Caribou (@NWSCaribou) November 16, 2018
The Maine turnpike has reduced speed to 45 mph from New Hampshire to Augusta, in an effort to stymie crashes.
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