There's a funny thing that happens from time to time when you live in Maine. Mother Nature has a way of tricking you into believing that one season is complete and it's safe to move onto another one. And just like when Lucy pulls that football away from Charlie Brown's foot at the very last second, Mother Nature is doing the same to Maine when it comes to winter.

According to WGME, the forecast models are lining up for the middle of next week, and the story isn't one most Mainers want to hear. A powerhouse nor'easter is forming, and if the track holds, it will bring a whole host of issues to the entire region.

Initial forecasts predict it will be a slow-moving nor'easter. That means if it doesn't peel off into the ocean over the next few days, Maine could be in for its longest lasting weather event of the year so far.

There are several potential dangers to a powerful spring nor'easter. Fresh off the heels of a mini ice storm that left hundreds of thousands without power in Maine, those same dangers will present themselves again. Perhaps even more dangerous will be the potential flooding. A slow-migrating storm has a chance to drop a lot of precipitation.

Speaking of precipitation, whether this nor'easter will be a rain or snow event is still unclear. It's more likely than not that the immediate coastline will see primarily rain, but the rest of the state could be in for heavy, plowable snow in a multi-day event. Early predictions call for as much as two feet of snow in some parts of the state.

The storm track and full predictions will become clear over the weekend. And no, this isn't an April Fools' Day joke.


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