The Midcoast is receiving the biggest snow event so far this season as a nor'easter moves through the region Thursday.

As of Wednesday afternoon, the storm was becoming better organized and gathering moisture across the Southeast U.S. This tracked up the east coast through late Wednesday then moved off the coast of the Mid Atlantic and through the southern Gulf of Maine Thursday. It is expected to exit east into the north Atlantic Thursday night and Friday.

With abundant cold air in place across New England, this will make for a light fluffy snow with temperatures expected to hold in the teens and low 20s during this event.

Snow will become heavy at times before tapering off during the evening and early night. Accumulations will be greatest across far southern Maine and along the immediate coast with 6" to 12" possible for southern Knox county and 4" to 8" through northern Knox and all of Waldo counties.

Blowing and drifting snow will be likely with sustained north to northeast winds of 20 to 25mph gusting between 30 to 40mph through the day.

Some power outages will be possible due to the wind but widespread outages are not likely since this drier snow will not stick to branches and powerlines as easy. The wind will also lead to wind chill values in the single digits through Thursday and early Friday.

We'll see clearing skies Friday with sun continuing into Saturday as highs rebound into the 30s.

Closures:


Mid-Coast Solid Waste will at noon Thursday, Dec. 17 and will reopen Friday at at 8 a.m.


Camden Town Offices are closed Thursday, Dec. 17.


Rockport Town Offices closed at 1 p.m. Dec. 17, due to inclement weather.