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Major winter storm to hit Maine with snow, sleet and ice

A major winter storm will bring snow, sleet and ice into the entire state overnight Saturday and all day Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

Power outages and tree damage are likely and driving conditions will be extremely dangerous.

Temperatures were expected to rise to reach into the mid and high 40s and low 50s north to south before plummeting overnight into single and double digits.

Weekend ice threat may cause power outages, difficult travel conditions

Mainers should expect freezing rain this weekend that may cause power outages and tricky travel conditions.

Temperatures will rebound to around 40 degrees on Friday. Expect more clouds with the chance for a few showers.

Saturday will be the warmest day of the stretch with temps surging into the low 50s.

Low clouds and fog look likely thanks to the warmer air moving over the cooler snow pack. A front will sag south Saturday night and a steadier rainfall is expected.

Heavy rain could cause flooding over the weekend

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Heavy rain is expected to take over the Miami Valley for the next two days, which could mean isolated flooding, particularly in the northern Miami Valley counties.

Rainfall amounts vary throughout the Miami Valley, with some areas seeing a little as one inch with the possibility of our northern counties to see up to three inches of rain by Sunday morning.

Weather disasters cost US $45 billion last year

(CNN) – Weather and climate events cost the U.S. 45 billion
dollars last year, according to data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

It cites hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and fire as among
the weather and climate disasters.

In all, the U.S. saw 14 events in 2019 that brought more
than a billion dollars each worth of damage.

Almost half of the total damage came from flooding of the Missouri,
Arkansas and Mississippi rivers.

Severe Weather not unheard of in January

Severe thunderstorms are expected during the spring.

Looking back at the last 20 years the Miami Valley has experienced severe weather before the first day of Spring eight times, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2011, and 2008.

Seven of the last 10 years a significant severe weather event has happened before the first day of Spring.

Last year an EF-0 Tornado developed 5 miles northwest of Selma in Clark County.

In 2018, 2017 and 2008 wind damage was a result of severe thunderstorms in January.

How to set up weather alerts on the Storm Team 2 Weather App

MAIMI VALLEY, Ohio (WDTN) – Only tornado, snow squall, and flash flood warnings are issued through the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system.

Through the National Weather Service, these alerts will be sent directly to your smartphone.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency reported many complaints about too many WEA alerts for Flash Floods that were not life-threatening.

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