Total Weather Alert: Heavy snow, sleet to taper off, gusty winds to linger – WMTW Portland

2February 2021

As the nor’easter that brought heavy snow overnight moves away Tuesday, the snow will taper off but the gusty winds will linger.A winter storm warning remains in effect for the entire area through Tuesday evening.Get the latest closings, delays, parking bansThe heaviest snow fell overnight Monday into Tuesday. Periods of snow and sleet continue through the afternoon. Heavier snow will continue to the north.Strong winds will continue through the day on Tuesday, causing the snow to blow and drift. Many areas will continue to see gusts of 30 mph or higher.Track the nor’easter hour-by-hour Temperatures at the ground remain cold enough for snow. Warmer air moving in above the surface Tuesday has allowed areas of sleet will work in from the coast to the foothills.Throughout the day Tuesday, much of coastal and interior Maine can expect another 1 to 3 inches of snow, with an additional inch or less in York County.The foothills can expect another 3 to 6 inches on top of what fell overnight, with the mountains getting another 8 to 12 inches. Northern Maine could see an additional foot to 18 inches of snow through Wednesday. A coastal flood warning in effect for Tuesday afternoon for York County through Midcoast Maine.Serious beach erosion is possible in vulnerable areas along the coast during high tide at 2:16 p.m. The coastal flood warning expires at 4 p.m. Snow showers will continue into Wednesday, but Thursday is looking brighter. There is a chance of some snow and rain on Friday.Maine’s Total Weather Team is tracking what could be a large storm early next week.

As the nor’easter that brought heavy snow overnight moves away Tuesday, the snow will taper off but the gusty winds will linger.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for the entire area through Tuesday evening.

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Winter Storm Warning map for Monday Tuesday

The heaviest snow fell overnight Monday into Tuesday. Periods of snow and sleet continue through the afternoon. Heavier snow will continue to the north.

Strong winds will continue through the day on Tuesday, causing the snow to blow and drift. Many areas will continue to see gusts of 30 mph or higher.

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Total weather alert headlines Tuesday

Temperatures at the ground remain cold enough for snow. Warmer air moving in above the surface Tuesday has allowed areas of sleet will work in from the coast to the foothills.

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Additional snowfall through Wednesday

Throughout the day Tuesday, much of coastal and interior Maine can expect another 1 to 3 inches of snow, with an additional inch or less in York County.

The foothills can expect another 3 to 6 inches on top of what fell overnight, with the mountains getting another 8 to 12 inches.

Northern Maine could see an additional foot to 18 inches of snow through Wednesday.

Coastal flood warning

A coastal flood warning in effect for Tuesday afternoon for York County through Midcoast Maine.

Serious beach erosion is possible in vulnerable areas along the coast during high tide at 2:16 p.m. The coastal flood warning expires at 4 p.m.

Snow showers will continue into Wednesday, but Thursday is looking brighter. There is a chance of some snow and rain on Friday.

Maine’s Total Weather Team is tracking what could be a large storm early next week.

Source: wmtw.com

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