A coating of freezing drizzle and snow made for slippery driving conditions through many parts of the state Monday night, and they were expected to continue through early Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Gray.
The NWS advised drivers to use care when traveling. “Motorists are urged to slow down in order to avoid sliding off roadways,” it said in a special weather statement.
Some parts of the state — especially southern and coastal regions — were being hit harder by the mixed bag of precipitation.
According to the NWS, in northern Maine, snow was expected to let up before 4 a.m., then return later in the day on Tuesday. Only about an inch of accumulation was expected.
Meanwhile, Bangor was expected to receive between 1 to 3 inches of snow overnight. As temperatures rise into the upper 30s later Tuesday, there’s a chance of rain.
In coastal regions, snow was expected to mix with freezing drizzle till around 4 a.m., with a chance of snow in the early morning. The total nighttime accumulation was expected to be in the 1- to 3-inch range.
Coastal temperatures are expected to rise to the low 40s on Tuesday.
Southern and central Maine was also expected to receive freezing drizzle until around 4 a.m., before possibly turning to snow during the early morning hours. Total accumulation was estimated by the National Weather Service at 1 to 3 inches.
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