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Storm Watch for heavy mixed bag

Mar 11, 2014

Gray — The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties, in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning, March 12 to 13. The advisory also includes Sagadahoc, Androscoggin and Kennebec counties; and interior York and Cumberland counties.

The storm is expected to bring heavy snow to the mountains and foothills; and a mixed bag of precipitation to the south. Snow will begin Wednesday morning, then transition to a mix of sleet, snow and rain and become heavy. A period of all rain is possible Wednesday afternoon along the coastal plain. The mix may transition to freezing rain in spots Wednesday evening before changing to all snow late at night and into Thursday.

This storm’s potential for heavy snow or heavy mixed precipitation will make for hazardous driving conditions. The snow that falls will likely be wet and heavy; along with sleet and any freezing rain, this could make for power outages.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is a potential for significant snow or mixed precipitation that may impact travel. Winds will be out of the northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Six or more inches of snow and sleet are possible, along with the possibility of around a quarter inch of ice in spots.

The Warnings/Advisories tab of VillageSoup’s Weather link always carries current advisories for Midcoast Maine.

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