Snow and wind will build into Tuesday...
Expect blizzard conditions for many locations toward the coast and interior coastal part of Maine throughout the day tomorrow. Snowfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour coupled with winds between 30-60 mph will make travel nearly impossible.
It will be a long-duration event, pounding us all day and night. Thereafter, snowfall will become gradually less intense, but persist through Wednesday morning. When the final flakes have fallen, much of the state will have over a foot of snow with southwestern Maine possibly receiving close to two feet.
Our coastal waterways will be lashed by winds that could gust as high as 65 knots. Seas may top 20 feet. Some coastal flooding and beach erosion is likely.
We'll see the sun peeking through the clouds by Wednesday afternoon. Thursday begins with sunshine, but more clouds advance in ahead of our next system, which will provide more snow for Friday.
- Tom Johnston