Weekend storm will bring heavy snowfall to parts of Maine

A large storm will move through the state this weekend, which could bring heavy snowfall.

The National Weather Service is monitoring a weekend storm that will dump a foot of snow across parts of Maine Saturday through Saturday night. The Bangor and Downeast areas are likely to see mostly rain, which will fall heavily at times. In northern areas of the state, precipitation will fall primarily as snow. Snow totals can exceed a foot in the northernmost areas of Aroostook, Piscataquis and Somerset counties.

The showers are expected to stop throughout Saturday evening. Forecasters are warning of potential river ice movement and localized ice jams in central and southeastern regions on Saturday. Gusty winds will develop into Saturday night, and areas of blowing snow are expected in the north.

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