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Weather Brief Nov 27, 2018

Midcoast Forecast - November 27, 2018

A broad area of low pressure is moving through New England Tuesday making for a stormy day with rain along the coast and heavy snow inland. Locations along the immediate coast saw mainly rain from this storm but just a couple miles inland saw accumulating snow during the overnight and early morning. The rain did penetrate further inland through Tuesday turning some of the fresh snow into slush. Locations that saw all snow picked up a good dumping with totals ranging between 6" to 12" and higher amounts in the mountains. Winds were also very strong with this storm with gusts along the coast between 40 and 50mph. Offshore, winds gusted up to 70mph, nearly hurricane force. Organized precipitation along with the strong winds will taper off through Tuesday afternoon as the low lifts further north, becoming centered over northwest Maine before coming to a stall. This will allow for snow to continue to fall over interior New England with spotty rain and snow mix at the coast as drier air tries to work in from the south.

The storm system will start to drift east through Wednesday making for another cloudy day with spotty rain and snow mix at the coast and more organized precipitation north. Cooler air will wrap in on the backside of the of the storm that will cool temperatures into the late week, dropping highs from the 40s back to the 30s at the coast with lows near or below freezing in the upper 20s to low 30s. We'll continue to feel impacts from this departing storm system on Thursday as it stalls to our east over the Canadian Maritime and sends a backdoor cold front through Maine with scattered snow showers. This could result in a dusting to 2" of snow for the Midcoast.

We'll see a brief return of sunshine on Friday before another storm system approaches for the weekend that will bring mainly rain late Saturday and into Sunday as temperatures climb back into the 40s.

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