A nor'easter centered off the Mid Atlantic coast Monday afternoon will push into the Gulf of Maine overnight and into Tuesday bringing widespread heavy snow and some sleet mix for the early week. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for all of Maine from Monday evening through early Tuesday night with travel expected to be hazardous during this period.

Snow will begin leading up to midnight across the Midcoast from south to north and quickly ramp up with the heaviest snowfall rates into the early morning hours of Tuesday of 1" to 2" per hour. Snow will become lighter after sunrise Tuesday with some sleet mixing in during the late morning and into the afternoon, mainly along the coast. The storm system will weaken but be slow to move, as it passes by offshore with pockets of snow and winter mix remaining Tuesday night and into Wednesday, with periods of additional light accumulation possible. Snowfall totals through Tuesday will range between 4" to 8" for the Midcoast with locally higher amounts. Western Maine will see the bulk of the snow where 1 foot or more is likely.

Winds will be strong at times along the coast late Monday night and into Tuesday morning with gusts up to 45mph possible which may result in isolated power outages. The wind will also aid in an additional chill with temperatures in the upper 20s to low 30s feeling more like the teens and low 20s.

Delays and cancellations:

Rockport town offices will be closed Tuesday, Feb. 2, due to the snowstorm.

Camden town offices are closed, Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Mid-Coast Solid Waste Facility is closed all day Feb. 2, due to severe weather conditions. The facility will reopen Wednesday, Feb. 3 for normal hours of operation.

The Knox County Administrative Offices, Knox County Superior Court and Rockland District Court will all be closed Tuesday, Feb. 2, due to the storm. They will reopen Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 8 a.m.

The Warren Town Offices are closed for all of Tuesday, Feb. 2.