Major coastal storm on the way for Sunday afternoon through Monday…
Although some light snow and patchy freezing drizzle will fall through the evening hours tonight, the main storm will arrive on Sunday and continue through Monday as strong low pressure develops in the Gulf of Maine. The worst part of the storm will be later Sunday night through at least midday monday where very heavy snow will combine with strong winds to create blizzard or near-blizzard conditions. In addition, some rain may mix in with the snow for a time on the coast Sunday afternoon and night, with the snow itself being heavy and wet. This in tandem with increasing winds may allow for power outages to occur. If blizzard conditions appear imminent for late Sunday night and Monday, a subsequent Blizzard Warning may be issued for portions of the coastal plain where winds will be highest.
WINTER Storm Warning IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO 7 PM EST MONDAY… The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow…which is in effect from noon Sunday to 7 PM EST Monday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.
Hazard types: Heavy snow, strong winds, and blowing snow.
Accumulations: Snow accumulation of 12 to 18 inches.
Timing: Some light snow and patchy freezing drizzle may fall this evening and intermittently overnight. Snow is then expected to redevelop late Sunday morning or early afternoon and become heavy at times Sunday night and Monday. Winds will increase and become strong late Sunday night and Monday and allow for blowing and drifting along with very low visibilities.
IMPACTS: Treacherous travel, low visibilities, and the potential for power outages. Near-blizzard conditions will be possible late Sunday night and Monday.The snow may be heavy and wet for a time Sunday afternoon and night which could lead to power outages.
Winds: Northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Temperatures: In the lower 20s.
Visibilities: One quarter mile or less at times.
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