Accumulating Snow Possible for Central Maine on Friday
It's not even Halloween yet but there is still a chance for some accumulating snow on Friday. According to Todd Gutner at News Center Maine, it currently looks like the perfect combination of weather patterns to get us to a 'first snow' just before the weekend Halloween festivities.
Of course while it's not incredibly rare to see snow in Maine in October, it always seems to catch us by surprise. There's also the chance for some power outages when we face a super-early snow, too. But, let's not get ahead of ourselves here, shall we? IF, and it's still an if, we get this snow, it will be precipitation remnants from Hurricane Zeta which is currently barreling up the east coast. Am I the only one that didn't know there was a Hurricane Zeta? No? Good.
As what's left of this decent-sized storm makes it's way up into the northeast, weather experts still aren't sure if it's going to be more of a head-on impact to Maine or if it's going to bank right and head out into the gulf of Maine. Either way, they're pretty confident that this is going to lead to some sort of precipitation for us here in Central Maine and the coast. And if it is in the form of snow, it should be melted and gone by the time the weekend is over.
While this system is passing by we will be experiencing an abnormally cold air mass, too. That will certainly help change that developing moisture over to snow in some areas. The question still remains exactly where and how much? That still awaits to be determined as Todd Gutner and his team do there best to track the storms movements over the next couple of days. We will keep you updated on the storm and if we need to, accumulation totals. Ugh, I can't believe we're using the term accumulation totals already..