The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Friday night through Saturday afternoon for Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, Androscoggin, Kennebec counties, Interior Waldo County and Northern New Hampshire with 4 to 8 inches of snow expected.

Any precipitation will be light Friday night, the steadier and heavier precipitation moves in Saturday morning.

Hills and mountains should stay all snow with this storm, but southern and parts of central Maine look to see a good amount of freezing rain mixing in, with rain possible along the coast.

The latest forecast models show freezing rain or rain transitoning back to snow during the afternoon. Any leftover snow/mix/rain will come to an end late afternoon/evening Saturday.

We’ll see a return to the sun on Sunday with highs in the upper 20s and low 30s. Enjoy the sun Sunday.

Our next chance for snow arrives Monday. Next week looks to be a cold one with highs dropping down to the teens and 20s.

Two areas of low pressure will roughly follow the arrows to positions flanking New England by Saturday morning. Our area…

Posted by US National Weather Service Gray ME on Friday, January 15, 2016

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