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Spring nor’easter headed for northern New England

April 14, 2021 GMT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Northern New England may have had a fairly mild winter, but a spring nor’easter is on the way this week.

The storm is expected to bring rain and snow to Maine starting on late Thursday night and extend all the way through early Saturday morning, WGME-TV reported. A winter storm watch is also in effect for parts of southern Vermont with up to a half a foot (15 centimeters) of snow possible Thursday evening through Friday evening, mainly in higher elevations.

Western Maine also could see up to the same amount of snow near the New Hampshire border. WGME-TV reported that the highest totals are expected in inland areas and the hills and mountains of Maine.

However, even the coastal areas of Maine and New Hampshire could also see a coating of snow.