GYX seems to have heard us:
In the mountains, the air mass will initially be cold enough for
wintry precipitation through perhaps half of the event. Using a
blend of column temperatures to derive precip type and amounts,
the potential exists for a plowable amount of snow/sleet in the
White mountains northeastward to Rangeley and Jackman. These
areas will likely mix with sleet and perhaps a few pockets of
freezing rain before eventually going over to a cold rain before
ending. Winter weather advisories may be needed for these
Winds may be an issue as well, mainly on the coast. Much of the
model suite has converged on a stronger southeasterly LLJ on the
immediate coast Saturday, with values up to 65 knots at 950 MB.
Inverted low levels will keep these highest winds aloft,
however forecast soundings are showing some degree of steep
lapse rates below 950mb which will be capable of mixing down
30-35 knot gusts on the coast Saturday. Not completely out of
the question that we`ll need a wind advisory there which is
generally issued for 26 kt sustained winds and/or 40 knot gusts.
Most of the steady, heavy precipitation shuts off as the
afternoon progresses on Saturday. Thereafter, we`ll have strong
NW flow in place along with upslope snow showers in the
mountains through Sunday night. Could get several inches of snow
in favored areas such as W/NW facing slopes. Thereafter, fair
weather is expected through Tuesday night.