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Storm Packing Several Inches Of Snow Headed For Maine

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Kiichiro Sato
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Associated Press
Commuters walk to a bus stop as snow falls, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Chicago.

A blizzard that's currently in the Midwest is moving towards Maine and could bring some serious snow into the mountains and interior.The snow's expected to start falling heavily this evening and through tomorrow, with accumulations between 8 and 11 inches in the northwest and mountains.

Chris Norcross, of the National Weather Service in Caribou, says Downeast Maine will also get a lot of precipitation, but it's less clear what form it will take.

"Particularly along the the coast, the snow could end up going over to completely rain," Norcross says. "And even in the interior Downeast, there could be snow going to a rain/snow mix, which is going to affect what actual snow accumulations are up there."

Flood warnings are in effect along the Maine coast, from midcoast areas to the south.

The weather service is predicting between 5 and 7 inches of snow, in a band extending from the Bangor area north to Fort Kent; less snow is expected east of that, with the lowest totals along the coast. The southern coast, from Belfast down, is expected to get an inch or less of snow, along with rain.

Nora is originally from the Boston area but has lived in Chicago, Michigan, New York City and at the northern tip of New York state. Nora began working in public radio at Michigan Radio in Ann Arbor and has been an on-air host, a reporter, a digital editor, a producer, and, when they let her, played records.