Significant Snowfall to Hit Friday in Northern Maine
After enjoying a couple of days of mild mid-February temperatures, another blast of snow is expected to hit northern Maine and neighboring New Brunswick on Friday.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of Aroostook County until around 10:00 p.m. Friday. Forecasters are calling for 6 to 12 inches of snow across the region, with sleet mixing in south of Mars Hill.
Officials say travel could be very difficult to impossible.
Forecasters expect snow will fall at a rate of about one inch per hour for part of the day, creating hazardous conditions on the roads.
Colder temps and gusty winds will accompany end of week storm
Temperatures are expected to remain steady around 20°F throughout the day with north winds gusting up to 25 mph. Snow will taper off Friday night with temperatures dropping below 0°F as skies clear off overnight
Any icy mix expected in the Bangor area on Friday
Meanwhile, forecasters say much of Penobscot County and Downeast Maine will be dealing with 1-3" on snow and sleet mixed with freezing rain.
Just another Wintry Friday in Northern Maine
This will be the third straight Friday this month that Old Man Winter has taken center stage. Last Friday brought 6-8” of snow and many school cancellations in Aroostook county. And on the first Friday of February, folks experienced the coldest temperatures and lowest wind chills in northern Maine in years.