The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for coastal regions of the state inland as far as Augusta and Bangor. The blizzard warning, in effect from Sunday night to Monday night, includes all of Hancock, Kennebec, Knox and Waldo counties.

On Mount Desert Island, snow accumulations of 10 to 15 inches are predicted, with sustained northeast winds 20 to 30 mph and gusts of 50 mph possible along the coast.

In Rockland and Camden, total snowfall accumulations of 12 to 18 inches are likely with locally higher amounts, especially along the immediate coast. Northerly winds will strengthen to 20 to 30 mph with gusts over 45 mph possible, causing blowing and drifting snow, according to the NWS. The blizzard warning starts and ends earlier, beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday and ending at 5 p.m. Monday.

Augusta is also likely to see snow accumulations of 10 to 11 inches, with northerly winds at 20 to 30 mph and gusts over 35 mph.

Temperatures are expected in the middle to upper 20s inland to low 30s along the coast.

Travel is not recommended but if one must, the NWS recommends planning extra time to reach destinations. Be sure to begin travel with a full tank gas, cell phone and include a winter survival kit. If stranded, stay with the vehicle.

The extended forecast follows:

Sunday: Snow likely, mainly after 5 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32 F. North wind between 8 and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Sunday night: Snow likely before 7 p.m., then snow and areas of blowing snow after 7 p.m. Low around 31 F. Windy, with a northeast wind 18 to 21 mph increasing to between 27 and 30 mph. Winds could gust as high as 44 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 8 to 12 inches possible.

Monday: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 11 a.m. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 35 F. Windy, with a north wind between 22 and 31 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

Monday night: Snow showers likely and areas of blowing snow before midnight, then areas of blowing snow and a slight chance of snow showers between midnight and 3 a.m., then areas of blowing snow after 3 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 17 F. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a north wind around 30 mph, with gusts as high as 41 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Tuesday: Areas of blowing snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 24 F. Windy, with a northwest wind between 21 and 29 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.