A fresh round of snow and rain moved over Maine early Sunday morning, creating risk of slippery roads.
The National Weather Service placed most of Maine, except for the immediate coast, under a winter weather advisory. Snow accumulation is forecast to be light, with most of inland Maine getting a fresh 1 to 3 inches of snow. Greater Bangor will see up to 2 inches of snow, according to the weather service’s Caribou office.
Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect Sunday for a mixed precipitation event across most of our forecast area. Snow showers will overspread the north and inland Downeast in the AM, with rain along the coast. Expect transition to sleet/freezing rain for eastern ME Sun PM #mewx pic.twitter.com/K5WVbTvje7
— NWS Caribou (@NWSCaribou) December 1, 2018
Snowfall is expected to be heavier along the crown of Maine, where the weather service’s Caribou office forecasts up to 6 inches to fall from Estcourt Station in the west to Van Buren in the east and down to Presque Isle.
— NWS Caribou (@NWSCaribou) December 2, 2018
Along the coast, no new snow accumulation is expected as rain will predominate, according to the weather service.
Precipitation is overspreading the area this morning. Dual-pol is clearly picking up on the complex precipitation types. pic.twitter.com/6dYpBmwkGl
— NWS Gray (@NWSGray) December 2, 2018
Toward Sunday afternoon and evening, the snow will change over to sleet and freezing rain over eastern Maine before moving out the state.
As of noon, the snowfall appeared to have had little impact on electrical service, with only 757 outages across Central Maine Power’s service area and 454 concentrated around Greater Bangor in Emera Maine’s service area.
On Monday, temperatures will climb into the upper 40s, erasing much of Sunday’s accumulation, according to meteorologist Amanda Jellig with CBS affiliate WGME. Temperatures will then drop into the 30s on Tuesday.