The National Weather Service on Thursday morning called for daytime accumulation of 3 to 7 inches of snow in the Belfast area, and said another 3 to 5 inches in the evening is also possible.

The winter weather advisory is in effect through 9 p.m. Thursday.

“Roads will become snow covered and slippery. The prolonged period of accumulating snow will make clean up efforts more challenging,” the weather service stated.

Several waves of low pressure will move along a stalled front over southern New England.


 

Closings and cancellations

• The Lincolnville Town Office will close at 3:30 p.m.

• In addition to state offices in York and Cumberland counties, which were closed as of this morning, state offices in Franklin, Oxford, Lincoln, Knox, Waldo, Sagadahoc, Hancock, Androscoggin and Kennebec counties announced they will close at 1 p.m.

• Local schools are closed Thursday.

• Knox County District and Superior courts are closed.

• University of Maine Hutchinson Center is closed.

• Waldo County Transportation services canceled.

• Waldo County government offices closed.

To contact VillageSoup about closings and cancellations, or to send storm photos, email news@villagesoup.com.

 


 

Forecast for Belfast

Thursday afternoon: Snow and areas of blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. High near 24 F. Northeast wind around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. Total daytime snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.

Tonight: Snow and areas of blowing snow before 11 p.m., then snow likely and areas of blowing snow between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., then a chance of snow after 2 a.m. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 14 F. North wind between 10 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 31 F. Northeast wind between 6 and 8 mph.

Friday Night: Snow likely, mainly after 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27 F. Southeast wind between 5 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent.

Saturday: Rain, snow and sleet, becoming all rain after 3 p.m. High near 41 F. South wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Saturday Night: A chance of showers, mainly before 7 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27 F. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.