With snow in the forecast starting late Saturday night, those is Maine should expect a “tough travel day” Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine.
Most of the state is forecast to get 12 to 18 inches of accumulation, with Northern Maine slated for 8 to 12 inches.
Snow may fall at a rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour Sunday morning and midday, according to the Portland Press Herald. Drivers on the road then are at risk of whiteout conditions, and high winds could make for a blizzard.
Snow will lighten Sunday night, but Coastal Maine will experience unusually high tides into Tuesday with a risk of minor to moderate flooding, the Press Herald reports.
Here’s the service’s latest expected snowfall map for the state:
Here's a preliminary look at snowfall amounts for late Saturday night and Sunday. There may be some adjustments in amounts to account for any changes in storm track. Bottom line… Sunday will be a tough travel day. pic.twitter.com/ZJSqyRhRBy
— NWS Gray (@NWSGray) January 17, 2019