A mid-March storm bearing down on Maine and New Brunswick this weekend could dump up to 10 inches of snow in some areas.

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The National Weather Service and Environment Canada are tracking the storm that is expected to overspread the region Saturday night and Sunday.  Snow and mixed precipitation is expected to begin in Down East areas during the day Saturday.

Forecasters say the winter-weary Bangor area could receive between 6 and 12 inches of new snow by the time the storm winds down.  The National Weather Service predicts 5 to 10 of snow in the Houlton area, with 3 to 6 inches possible for Presque Isle/Caribou.

Meanwhile, Environment Canada is forecasting 10 - 20 cm (4 - 8 inches) for Woodstock and Carleton County with areas of blowing snow on Sunday.

As has been the case much of the winter, northern areas of Maine and New Brunswick will likely be on the outer fringe of the storm front and can expect lighter snowfall.

The storm will be followed by sunny skies and warmer temperatures on Monday.