A slow moving storm that moved into Maine from the Midwest dumped 5 to 6 inches of snow over most of southern Maine on Wednesday, the final brush of winter weather before a stretch of sunny, warmer days.

According to the National Weather Service in Gray, Scarborough got 6 inches of snow, Portland got 5.9 inches, Westbrook and Yarmouth both got 5.5 inches, Phippsburg received 6.2 inches and 7 inches fell in Rockland.

Eric Sinsabaugh, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the storm brought snow, but little else, to the region. There were no high winds, power outages or flooding to contend with, but roads were slippery.

“There were some slideoffs, but I think for the most part drivers were prepared for the weather,” said Ted Talbot, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Transportation.

The city of Portland declared a parking ban through 6 a.m. Thursday.

“We’re going to catch a break in the weather over the next few days, at least until Monday,” Sinsabaugh said.

Thursday’s forecast in Portland is calling for sunny skies with a high around 32. It will be partly sunny Friday and through the weekend with highs in the low 40s.

Dennis Hoey can be contacted at 791-6365 or at:

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