BANGOR, Maine — Snow was expected to fall Saturday in parts of Maine before turning to rain in many areas, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou.

“It’s going to be a minor event,” National Weather Service lead forecaster Vic Nouhan said Friday. “Down [in Bangor] maybe you’ll see an inch or so. Up here in the northern part of the state, 2 to 4 inches.”

The snow is expected to turn to rain about 10 a.m. Saturday in the Bangor area.

The expected precipitation resulted in a hazardous weather outlook for western parts of the state and northern New Hampshire, starting late Friday and continuing into early Saturday, the weather service website states.

There also is a gale warning in effect until 5 p.m. Saturday on coastal waters from Eastport to Stonington.

Winds were not predicted to be as severe as a storm system Tuesday night into Wednesday that left 20,000 electric utility customers in the dark across a broad area of the state.

During the storm, winds along the Down East coast reached speeds of more than 70 mph in Lubec, Eastport and Pembroke, the latter of which saw gusts of 76.6 mph, according to the National Weather Service’s Caribou office.

Damage reported to the weather service included a roof blown off a building in Calais, shingles ripped off a roof in Lubec, siding blown off a house in Eastport and metal siding torn off a building at 120 North Main St. in Brewer.

There also were reports of downed trees and limbs throughout Washington, Hancock and Penobscot counties.

Penobscot County Regional Communications Center dispatchers also confirmed that a tree fell on a house Tuesday night on Simon Court in Old Town.

While no storm damage was reported to the weather service’s Gray office, the staff there was monitoring flooding on the Kennebec River in Augusta resulting from the combination of an ice jam and rising tides.

BDN writer Dawn Gagnon contributed to this report.