It’s possible more snow is on the way.

GRAY (AP) – Like an obnoxious house guest who won’t go home, the stubborn winter refuses to find the door out of Maine.

The weather won’t even let baseball season start. Sunday marked the fourth consecutive day the Portland Sea Dogs home opener was postponed because of the weather, a dubious new record for the Boston Red Sox’ AA affiliate.

The weather’s been frustrating – if not downright confusing.

“I woke up this morning and looked out and thought, ‘Man, what time of year is this and where am I?’,” said the Eastern League team’s manager Ron Johnson. “I expected to see some Christmas lights around the city.”

Saturday’s spring snowstorm covered Portland and Bangor with 4 inches, while farther north, Lincoln got 9 inches, Eustis 7 1 1/2 and Sebec Lake received 5 1/2 inches.

And for those who might have hoped it’s all finally over, the National Weather Service in Gray warned that winter’s sticking around for a while longer. Light snow persisted Sunday in some areas from central Maine to Caribou.

The weather service warned that snow showers and northwest winds of 20-25 mph were causing drifting and reducing visibility on northern Maine highways.

Temperatures were exprected to dip into the single numbers in northern Maine and valleys in the western mountains Sunday night, and chances of snow or flurries will persist over much of the state Monday and into Tuesday.

The weather’s blamed for a fatal collision and several dozen fender benders.

In Windham, a driver lost control of his sport utility vehicle on the slippery River Road, and the SUV spun into a path of a pickup truck and was broadsided. Seamus Nee, 19, of South Portland, a backseat passenger in the SUV, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A temperature of 2 degrees at Houlton airport tied the record low for Saturday’s date, set in 1995, the weather service said.

AP-ES-04-06-03 1500EDT


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