BANGOR, Maine — Many mainers expecting warmer spring weather are likely to be disappointed — at least for today.

The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Aroostook, Piscataquis and Penobscot counties as far south as Millinocket.

According to Maureen Hasting, a forecaster with the weather service, scattered snow shower are expected in the area throughout the day with a chance of brief, heavy snow squalls that could “sharply restrict visibility.”

Little accumulation is expected, however, Hasting said there could be up to an inch in area with heavier snowfall.

Snow showers are expected to continue moving through the area intermittently through the early afternoon and possibly later in some places before tapering off.

Snow began falling in Bangor at 10:15 a.m. with some accumulation on colder surfaces, such as untreated sidewalks and pedestrian bridges.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service in Gray issue a special weather statement for for an area including southern Penobscot County and extending east to the coast.

That includes the cities of Bangor, Brewer, Orono, Old Town, Bar Harbor, Eastport and others.

The weather service predicts a few isolated snow squalls during the morning hours in association with the passage of an arctic front.

Visibility may briefly drop below half a mile in some places, according to the weather service with a dusting of up to one inch possible.

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