Snow totals for the Tuesday night and Wednesday storm, the highest totals will be in the mountains. WGME graphic

A storm arrives Tuesday night into Wednesday, with widespread rain, snow, and wind across the state.

Quiet weather then returns for Thanksgiving and continues through the end of the week.

Monday and Tuesday will be cold and mainly sunny.

Highs will be in the 30s, and with breezy winds both days it will feel close to the freezing mark. Still, it looks great for flying or driving with quiet conditions.

Our next storm then gets going Tuesday night.

Rain or snow will quickly develop after midnight, likely starting as rain at the immediate coast with snow for everyone away from the coast.


Heavy rain will be ongoing for the coastline and inland areas midday Wednesday, with heavy snow in the foothills and mountains. Travel impacts likely. WGME graphic

While the coast may see a quick coating, this event looks to be almost all rain at this time. The rain/snow line will progress inland on Wednesday morning, switching inland areas over to rain after a few inches of snow.

At this time, only the foothills and mountains look to remain all snow for this event. Snow and rain comes to an end Wednesday evening.

The coastline sees very little snow, and even if we do get a little snow a switch over to rain would quickly melt it. Away from the immediate coast, 2-4 inches of snow is expected, from the Sanford area through the Lakes region to Lewiston/Auburn and Augusta. This will change over to rain sometime Wednesday morning. The mountains and foothills stay snow and see the most of it, with 4-8 inches of snowfall. More than 8 inches is possible in higher elevations.

Wind and rain will be continuing all day along the coast. Even though it won’t be snow, the rain could still delay flights and will lead to messy travel on one of the busiest travel days of the year. Give yourself extra time if travelling on Wednesday.

Thanksgiving day looks much quieter.

Clouds will clear throughout the day and temperatures will return to the mid to upper 40s.

Quiet weather continues post-Thanksgiving.

We look to turn very cold by the weekend, and there is some storm potential. However, uncertainty is very high, so for now expect quiet weather to continue through Sunday.

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