Coastal Storm Set to Impact Maine and New England on Busy Travel Day
Maine and New England are bracing themselves for a coastal storm that is scheduled to hit on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The storm, which is expected to arrive early on Wednesday morning, is predicted to bring a mix of snow, rain, and strong winds to the region.
While the storm will start as snow, it is expected to quickly transition to rain along the coast. Heavy rain and strong winds are anticipated along the coastline, posing potential hazards for travelers. Meanwhile, mountainous regions are likely to experience heavy snowfall and poor visibility, creating challenges for those venturing through those areas.
According to weather experts, the storm will persist into Wednesday evening, but it is expected to diminish by midnight, giving travelers some respite. However, caution is still advised as the storm’s aftermath may cause road conditions to remain treacherous.
Some areas, particularly in the mountains, are expected to receive the most snow, with accumulations ranging from 3 to 6 inches. Inland locations such as Sanford, Windham, Gray, Lewiston/Auburn, and Augusta are also likely to see accumulating snow. However, as the storm transitions to rain in these areas, it could result in slushy and slippery road conditions.
For those along the coast, heavy rain is predicted during the afternoon, with rainfall amounts ranging from 1 to 2 inches. This could lead to localized flooding and additional travel complications.
On a more optimistic note, Thanksgiving day promises to bring better weather for travel. Partly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 40s are expected, providing a welcome reprieve for those making their way to celebrate the holiday with loved ones.
Looking ahead, another storm is forecasted for Sunday, which could bring more rain or snow. As we continue in the winter weather season, Jala News will provide updated information to ensure our readers stay informed and prepared.