Snowstorms have been few and far between so far this winter season. Our next one arrives Tuesday with an all-snow event but most of Maine will miss out on this one. The bulk of this storm will instead impact southern New England and parts of the Mid-Atlantic.

Those are the areas in which the National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning. In Maine, only York County is under a winter storm watch.

This is generally the farthest north we can expect the snowfall to reach. These two different models tend to be reliable and they both have shifted the storm to our south. The GFS has it nearly missing us. This is important because if this trend of a southward shift continues, the storm could completely miss Maine.

This won’t be one of those mornings where you wake up to a winter wonderland. Instead, it will just be starting as you head out the door. It starts off in far southern York County before slowly moving into the rest of southern Maine.

Closer to the coast is the story for tomorrow because the coastline has the best chance for any snowfall. Through the morning and into the afternoon, it will spread east, giving us all some flakes. It’s unlikely inland areas will see any accumulating snowfall.

By the evening commute, this should be mostly wrapped up, with the exception of the Downeast coastline.


The best timing for the snow will be from around 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for southern Maine. The morning commute should not be affected much, as the snow will be starting around that time.

As this storm has continue to pull to our south, that’s taken our snow totals with it. t is very possible this will change again and that we will move these totals even farther south. That would mean Maine would miss out on almost all of the snowfall.

A glance at the snow depth map before the storm arrives shows there is next to no snow along the southern coast, which is rare at this time of the year.

This system has continued to move around and if it moves any farther south, we almost all of Maine would be snow free tomorrow.

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