Two days after Maine had unseasonably warm temperatures, the state is expected to get dumped with heavy snow on Friday.
Six to 9 inches is expected for parts of southern Penobscot county— including Bangor — and Hancock and Washington counties, causing hazardous driving conditions. A winter storm warning is in effect from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. in those areas, according to the National Weather Service in Caribou.
Meanwhile, coastal and southern Maine — which includes Portland, Belfast and Augusta — the winter storm warning is in effect from 5 a.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday with 6 to 9 inches of snow expected as well.
Further south will be expecting more snow. The winter advisory in Cumberland and York counties will be in effect from 1 a.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday and could bring up to 8-11 inches, NWS Gray reports.
Locally heavy snowfall is expected with rapid accumulations and white-out conditions expected at times in those areas, according to NWS Gray.
Inland Maine isn’t expected to get as much snow, but will still be under a winter weather advisory. Central Piscataquis and Penobscot counties are predicted to get 3-7 inches of snow.