Messy storm to hit Maine on Tuesday

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The National Weather Service says the storm is expected to move into the area Tuesday afternoon and continue into Wednesday, bringing a mix of sleet and freezing rain.

The Lewiston-Auburn area can expect:

  • Snow and freezing drizzle likely from 5-11 a.m.
  • From 1 to 3 inches of snow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Rain and snow after 4 p.m.
  • The rain and snow could be heavy at times.
  • High temperatures near 36.
  • Northeast winds at 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. 
  • Travel could become hazardous at times with the possibility of scattered power outages.

Forecasters say northern areas of the state could see up to 6 to 10 inches of snow.

Southern Maine including Portland could see a bit of snow and freezing rain before the precipitation changes over to all rain on Wednesday.

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It will be windy as well, with forecasters saying gusts could reach up to 45 miles per hour on Tuesday night.

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