UPDATED: Storm to bring early week snow accumulation

4" to 8" likely with locally higher amounts
By Meteorologist Tyler Curtis-Southard | Dec 01, 2019

The Midcoast is setting up for its first widespread plow-able snowfall of the season as a winter storm moves in for the early week. As of Monday afternoon, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Midcoast Maine with snow set to begin falling Monday afternoon as light flurries and become steadier Monday night and into Tuesday morning. An area of low pressure that moved south of the Great Lakes Sunday is redeveloping off the Mid Atlantic coast and will drift south of New England through Monday. This will bring moderate to heavy snowfall to parts of southern New England while pushing light snow along the Maine coast. The storm will become better organized and strengthen Monday night and into Tuesday as it moves east through the Gulf of Maine. This will increase snowfall rates through the Midcoast with some periods of sleet and freezing rain mixing along the coast, and Downeast. Snowfall rates will start to decrease late Tuesday with clearing into Wednesday as the area of low pressure continues to move east into the north Atlantic. Along with the snow, winds will be brisk with this storm from the east, and northeast at 20 to 30mph sustained and gusts up to 40mph. This will result in some blowing and drifting snow and may lead to isolated power outages when combined with periods of heavier snow and icing. Snow through Monday will be fairly light and slow to accumulate for Midcoast Maine with the bulk of the snow arriving Monday night and into Tuesday. The track of the system as it strengthens late Monday and into Tuesday may result in changes in the snow forecast, so make sure to check back for updates.

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