CARIBOU, Maine — Forecasters are keeping an eye on a potential storm that could bring more than a foot of snow to the Maine coast this weekend.
There also is the possibility for very low temperatures and strong winds in western and southern Maine, forecasters said.
According to a winter storm watch issued Thursday by the National Weather Service’s Caribou forecast center, anywhere between 6 to 14 inches could fall in coastal and interior Hancock County and southern Penobscot County, depending on the track of the storm.
That possible weather event is coupled with arctic air that is expected to bring frigid temperatures into the region beginning Saturday night, according to the weather service.
To that end, the weather service’s Gray office has put a wind chill watch in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday morning for parts of Somerset, Oxford, Franklin, Kennebec, Androscoggin, Cumberland and York counties.
Temperatures could drop to as low as minus 10, but wind gusts of up to 25 mph could drive the wind chill index to as low as minus 32.
Forecasters also are watching for a storm that could bring snow and rain into the region Tuesday night.
Bangor Daily News writer Ryan McLaughlin contributed to this report.