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Flooding possible Friday, wintry mix expected to cause tricky travel conditions Saturday

FILE- Car drives in snow (WGME)

STATEWIDE (WGME) -- Mainers can expect a mixture of rain, freezing rain and sleet over the next few days.

Our first round of precipitation will arrive on Friday with plain rain.

Temperatures will remain warm in the 40s therefore no wintry weather is expected Friday.

However, fog will likely reduce visibility.

Most of the state will receive 0.3" to 0.70" of rain on Friday.

Rain will pick up in intensity Friday night into Saturday morning as round number two moves in.

All rain should be expected through late Friday night and may lead to some flooding concerns in areas where drains are covered by snow.

The wintry mix line will arrive in the mountains first after midnight.

Colder air will slowly invade during the course of Saturday morning, changing from rain over to freezing rain, sleet, and then possibly some snow.

The transition should occur in that order arriving for most of the area between 2 a.m. and 9 a.m.

The good news is I don't expect a prolonged period of freezing rain leading to significant icing.

The entire area should experience a variety of different precipitation types on Saturday.

Sleet may end up being the dominate type of precipitation.

Any left-over sleet and snow will end Saturday evening into Saturday Night.

CBS 13 has your full FORECAST.

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