A "Winter Storm Warning" has been posted for southern Maine counties at 4:34 AM today. My wife has changed her driving plans to leave NC today so she will be home in Maine Sunday morning before this hits.
...A POTENTIAL MAJOR COASTAL STORM MAY AFFECT THE ENTIRE AREA SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK...
LATEST INDICATIONS ARE SHOWING A GROWING POTENTIAL FOR A MAJOR NOREASTER TO DEVELOP AND INTENSIFY ALONG OR OFF THE MID ATLANTIC COAST ON SUNDAY AND THEN STALL OFF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND COAST EARLY NEXT WEEK.
IF THIS OCCURS THE POTENTIAL FOR COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF SNOW OR RAIN EXIST. VERY STRONG WINDS WOULD ALSO ACCOMPANY THIS STORM.
ALONG THE COAST COASTAL FLOODING AND BEACH EROSION MAY OCCUR DUE TO THE POTENTIAL COMBINATION OF STRONG ONSHORE WINDS AND ASTRONOMICAL HIGH TIDES EARLY NEXT WEEK.
MARINERS SHOULD ALSO TAKE NOTE AND BE PREPARED TO HEAD TO PORT AND TAKE THE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS.
THIS IS A STORM THAT WILL NEED TO BE MONITORED VERY CLOSELY DUE TO ITS POTENTIAL SIZE AND INTENSITY. ALL INTERESTS ARE ADVISED TO KEEP ABREAST OF THE LATEST STATEMENTS ON THIS DEVELOPING SITUATION SINCE IT IS STILL SEVERAL DAYS AWAY.