Forecasters are watching a weekend storm that has potential to bring heavy snow to the Bangor and Downeast areas.

The National Weather Service is watching a winter storm that could bring significant snowfall to Maine. Forecasters say the storm track has shifted throughout the week, dipping expected snow totals in areas of western and northern Maine. The Bangor and Downeast areas will likely to see the bulk of the storm, Saturday.

The National Weather Service is forecasting 12-18 inches of snow for the Bangor and Downeast areas. A Winter Storm Watch for areas of coastal Maine, Bangor area, and Downeast, Saturday morning through late Saturday night.

In addition to the snow, gusty winds are a concern throughout the day and evening, Saturday. Winds could top-out near 50 MPH along the coast, 35-40 MPH inland. Forecasters warn, "Combined with fresh snowfall, low visibility will likely be a hazard due to blowing snow Downeast on Saturday."

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