December 29, 2012

Midcoast could get another foot of snow overnight

The storm is moving up the coast and should make driving messy before it clears out Sunday morning.

From staff reports

Maine’s coastline could get as much as another foot of snow in the second storm in less than a week.

The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a winter-storm warning along the Maine coast, and a winter weather advisory for the interior of the state, which will see less snow.

Portland could see about 8 inches of snow, while further up the coast in towns such as Rockland and Rockport, snow accumulation could top one foot, according to Tom Hawley, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

The heaviest snowfall was expected from 6 p.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. Sunday, Hawley said.

The storm is expected to dump only snow – no sleet or rain, Hawley said.

Temperatures should remain in the 20s overnight, and winds could gust in the 20- to 30-mph range, said meteorologist James Brown. He said there no other significant storms expected in the next few days.

Brunswick issued a parking ban for all city street and municipal parking lots for from 1 a.m. through 8 a.m. Sunday.

State police said the storm had contributed to some auto accidents, but no fatalities have been reported.

The weekend storm followed Thursday's major snowfall, which dumped as much as 17 inches of snow in some regions.

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