A calf sits in a pile of hay while its snowing.
Snow starts to fall on a calf in St. Albans in this March 2017 file photo. Credit: Micky Bedell / BDN

Even though it’s almost May, parts of Maine are expected to get up to half a foot or more of snow on Thursday.

Total accumulations of 4 to 6 inches, with up to 8 inches in some areas, are predicted to hit northwestern Aroostook County and the northernmost parts of Somerset and Piscataquis counties, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service.

Snow is expected to start falling around 4 a.m. on Thursday, and a winter weather advisory extends into 6 a.m. on Friday morning.

Roads in northwestern Maine are expected to be slippery, and drivers are urged to use caution while traveling.

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A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for Maine’s central highlands, inland eastern Maine and the Penobscot Valley, with light accumulation expected for higher elevations, such as the Katahdin region, according to the Caribou NWS office.

Snowy conditions are expected to turn to rain on Friday, with temperatures expected to range from high 30s to mid 40s, turning into mid-50s over the weekend.

Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.