Totals look to boom from northern York county through the Fryeburg area. Big totals expected for almost everyone away from the immediate coast. WGME graphic

A significant spring storm will bring heavy, wet snow, power outages, and high winds to Maine starting Wednesday night through early Friday. Begin preparing now to lose power later this week.

Tuesday will be quiet. Highs will be in the upper 40s or low 50s for the afternoon with partly to mostly cloudy skies.

Wednesday will start out quiet. We’ll see cloudy skies through the day with highs near 40 degrees. The April snowstorm gets going heading into the evening.


The storm gets going 4-9 p.m. Wednesday. It may start as light rain, but will quickly switch to snow.

Snow and wind really pick up overnight, heaviest snow and strongest winds before noon Thursday.


Snow will gradually lighten up heading into Thursday evening.

Light rain and snow showers then linger for Friday and into Saturday, but the real storm conditions are mostly on Thursday.


They will be very impressive with most of the area seeing over a foot.

Northern half of York county looks to be a bullseye with more than 18 inches possible there and into the mountains. Even along the coast, significant accumulations of a half foot to a foot or more of snow is expected.



Winds will be ramping up Wednesday evening heading into Wednesday night, strongest along the coast with this storm.

Winds will be roaring Thursday morning with near blizzard conditions expected.

Gusts up to 40-45 mph are likely through the morning, a gust up to 50 mph can’t be ruled out. Very low visibility and power issues are expected.

After the bulk of the storm moves through Thursday, the storm lingers but gradually weakens for Friday. We’ll see rain and snow showers off and on through Friday with lighter winds. Some of these showers continue into Saturday.

Accumulations of snow beyond the main part of the storm Thursday look minimal outside the mountains. In the mountains the snow will continue to add up with a few more additional inches.


After we get through all the nasty weather, we look to luck out for the solar eclipse.

All indications are that we’ll be sunny and mild, temps will likely be near 60 in some towns! It’s shaping up to be a life changing event here in Maine.

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