A bit more freezing drizzle is expected in central Maine today but officials said Sunday morning that the snow has largely stopped and a larger band of rain moving in toward the coast will likely miss most of the Augusta and Waterville area.
About 5 inches of snow fell overnight in the area but by mid-morning precipitation had slowed or stopped and, in some areas, switched over to freezing drizzle.
Meteorologist Chris Kimble of the National Weather Service said the Augusta and Waterville areas will both see mainly drizzle, ending around 2 p.m., with less than a 10th of an inch of additional accumulation expected.
Kimble said travel conditions will largely depend on local road crews.
Temperatures are expected to warm Sunday, reaching a high of 38 in Augusta, due to a warm front moving in Sunday night. The warming period, however, will be short-lived, as a cold front is expected to move in Monday.
“Basically we’re going to warm up tonight and then cool down tomorrow,” Kimble said. “This will be the end of above-freezing temperatures for a while. Tuesday there is a high of only 12 in Augusta. And, Thursday, a high of only 4.”
Kimble said that same basic weather pattern is expected further north, in the Waterville area, as well.