Winter Weather Advisory Posted for Northern Maine Monday Night
After Christmas travel might get a little messy across Aroostook and Penobscot Counties with snow, sleet and freezing rain Monday night and early Tuesday.
The National Weather Service Office in Caribou has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for northern Maine from 5 p.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday.
Forecasters say snow and sleet could accumulate 4 to 7 inches, along with a coating of ice. The advisory covers an area from Millinocket to Madawaska. Snowfall to the south is expected to be lighter.
Temperatures in the upper teens Monday evening are expected to rise overnight, with winds out of the south gusting up to 25 mph. Mixed precipitation will taper off on Tuesday, but remaining windy with highs in the upper 30's.
Snow and ice may create slippery road conditions and cause scattered power outages across the region.
Meanwhile, Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for western New Brunswick tonight, with 4-8 inches of snow and sleet possible in Carleton, Victoria and Madawaska Counties.