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Weather Service: 6 Or More Inches Of Snow Expected In Southern Maine

Southern Maine may get more snow Wednesday night into Thursday than it has seen so far this year, with more than six inches in some areas.

Mike Eckster of the National Weather Service office in Gray says it’s not certain exactly how much snow is coming.

“Generally looking like 6-plus inches in extreme southern Maine, especially in York County, and you’re going to get less snow as you head farther north,” he says.

Eckster says Cumberland County is likely to see 5-9 inches, but unlike the heavy, wet snow that fell during the last storm, this snow will be dry.

“This will be easy to shovel, easy to snowblow, nothing like the last one we had,” he says.

But cold temperatures and winds gusting to 30 mph on Thursday could make for snowdrifts and very cold windchills.

In a statement, Central Maine Power said it’s not expecting this storm will create outages, but if they do become an issue it has contractor crews on standby.