A winter storm predicted to start dropping snow on Maine at mid-day Tuesday may not reach the level of last week's near-blizzard, but promises to make traveling nearly as difficult.
The coming storm, which is a combination of two weather systems already hovering over midwest and southern states, will offer more than just snow.
“We're looking for snow to start, and we may get some mixing of snow, sleet and freezing rain, especially later on Tuesday. We may get more snow on the back side,” National Weather Service meteorologist James Brown said Monday.
As always, motorists will have to watch out for slippery road conditions, Brown said.
The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties Monday afternoon, along with 13 other counties across Maine. The warnings for southern and western Maine extend through 10 a.m. Wednesday, while warnings for northern Maine have been issued through Wednesday evening. Between 6 and 10 inches of snow, sleet and rain is expected, Brown said.