Heavy rain, some snow, and strong winds to hit Maine

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    STATEWIDE (WGME) -- The next in the series of storms will arrive Friday night, bringing with it heavy rain, some snow in certain areas of Maine, and strong winds.

    Here’s what to expect:

    • WHEN: Precipitation begins 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. Friday. The heaviest rain and mountain snow will be overnight. Rain will end Saturday morning with sun by the afternoon.

    • TYPE: Chilly rain for southern and central Maine. The snow will pile up in the hills and mountains. The rain snow line should set up around Route 2.
    • WIND: Winds will gust 30 to 40 mph from midnight to 2 a.m. with the strongest winds at the coast. The next round of gusty winds will in the afternoon Saturday, with gusts over 30 mph

    • HOW MUCH: 0.75” to 1.5” of rain looks likely Friday night into Saturday morning. Some road flooding may occur due to leaves clogging drains. Rivers and streams flooding is possible as well. Snow totals will vary in the mountains. A coating to 5 to 9 inches for some mountain and northern Maine towns.

    • WATCHES/WARNINGS: A Flood Watch goes into effect Friday evening and extends into Saturday morning for extreme southern Maine and New Hampshire. A Winter Weather Advisory will also go into effect for western Maine from Friday evening into Saturday morning.

    Any leftover rain will come to an end Saturday morning. Clouds may be slow to break but afternoon sun will make an appearance.

    Temperatures look seasonable and winds will be gusty from the west.

    Sunday will be the brightest day this weekend and temperatures will be cool.

    Highs will stay in the 30s and low 40s.

    Our next weather maker should arrive Tuesday.

    Temperatures look a little bit too warm for a major snow event. Instead, it's probably another chilly rain with mountain snow/mix. Stay tuned.

    CBS 13 has your full FORECAST.

    Track the storm using our interactive radar.

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