We’ll be on the edge of a major storm in Maine this weekend. WGME

PORTLAND (WGME)—Confidence is growing for significant snow accumulations and wind impacts in Maine and New Hampshire this weekend.

Another cold day is on tap for Thursday with temperatures warming into the 20s. Friday will showcase more clouds with the chance for snow showers as a cold front moves through. Our next storm is forecast to arrive Saturday.

Snowfall amounts for Saturday are still tricky, due to the uncertainty in the track of the storm. Low pressure will likely track about 200 miles off shore. That would put the state of Maine on the edge of the heaviest bands of snow.

The highest confidence for significant snow totals will be along extreme coastal parts of Maine. A foot or more is likely in those spots. Amounts should taper farther inland, with the lightest amounts in the hills and mountains of western Maine and northern New Hampshire.

Any shift in track will significantly change our forecast.

Wind is expected to be an issue with this storm. Northeast to north winds will gust 40 to 50 MPH. The combo of heavy snow and strong wind may lead to blizzard conditions Saturday afternoon and night.

Strong onshore winds will also promote the threat of coastal flooding. Here are some high tides we’re watching:

• Saturday: 7:53 AM 10.3′
• Saturday: 8:42 PM 8.8′
• Sunday: 8:54 AM 10.7′

Snow should end early Sunday. The second half of the weekend looks nice for clean up. A warmer stretch of weather looks likely by the middle of next week.

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