We’ve been through this before. An early March nor’easter is on track to delay spring once again in Maine. Some towns will see more than a foot of snow to start the weekend as the storm moves in tonight through tomorrow.

Winter storm warnings and watches are up for southern Maine through tonight and Saturday, with heavy snow in the forecast.

An area of low pressure will form off Long Island, New York overnight and begin to head northeast over Cape Cod. The low-pressure system will strengthen into a nor’easter as it moves away from Maine tomorrow.

It’s a storm with major impacts for southern Maine, with an estimated snowfall rate of 1 inch per hour rates into Saturday morning. Travel will become difficult and dangerous with reduced visibility.

The flakes start flying in the late evening for southern Maine and get heaviest through the morning hours. The snow becomes lighter during the day Saturday and wraps up around early evening.

Wind will also be a factor with this storm, as it will become quite gusty south of Casco Bay.

The snow is expected to be heavy and wet, so scattered power outages are also possible.

When the flakes stop flying, more than a foot of snow is forecast in the jackpot area of southwest Maine. Even the southern coast could get more than a foot of snow. This would make it the biggest storm for the Portland area in years.

It’s a reminder that winter in Maine isn’t over yet, even with milder temperatures returning to end the weekend into next week.

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