Storm to hit Maine with rain, strong winds and some snow

FILE - Motorists makes their way north on -295 through Portland as the winter storm pelts the city with wind, snow and rain. (Troy R. Bennett | BDN)

STATEWIDE (WGME) -- Our next storm system will bring rain, strong winds and some snow to Maine on Thursday.

A solid 1 to 2 inches of rain is expected for southern and central Maine.

Western Maine and the mountains will be getting snow.

The storm will intensify during the course of the day Thursday through Thursday night.

Many inland towns may end as a period of wet snow Thursday night as colder air works back into the picture.

Rain and mountain snow arrives 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday. Rain and snow will end between 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Rain will dominate for southern and central Maine. Rain may mix with some wet flakes to end Thursday night.

Central Maine may experience a brief change to moderate to heavy snow Thursday night. Snow during the day should be mostly confined to western Maine and mountains.

Most of the area will receive 1 to 2 inches of rain.

Snow accumulations will be highest in the mountains.

The Augusta and Waterville area may get some accumulations at night.

Southeast winds will be gusty Thursday, but the strongest winds will occur on Friday.

Northwest winds will gust 30 to 40 mph.

There is the potential for some scattered power outages.

Heavy rain may lead to localized minor flooding and ponding on the roads, especially Thursday afternoon, but it is not expected to be widespread.

Another storm will arrive Saturday evening and extend into Sunday morning. That one is looking wet with some mountain snow/mix as well. Sunday looks windy in its wake.

CBS 13 has your full FORECAST.

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