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Storm to bring rain, first snow of season to parts of Maine on Thursday

Mainers should expect rain and even snow in some areas on Thursday.

Thursday begins dry with increasing and thickening clouds. Rain will develop between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Precipitation should move out as the cold air settles in. Many towns are still expected to see first flakes of the season though, and that will happen Thursday night between 8 p.m. and midnight.

Maine could get its 1st measurable snowfall of the season tonight

MONTPELIER, Vermont — The National Weather Service says parts of northern New England could get their first measurable snowfall of the season.

The participation is expected to start as rain and turn to snow Thursday night and Friday morning.

[Maine DOT’s ‘snow fighters’ are gearing up for winter roads]

Thousands still without power after last week’s wind storm

Around 10,000 homes and businesses in Maine still lacked power early Sunday afternoon afternoon following a heavy wind storm that blew across the state late Thursday night into Friday.

Fewer than 10,000 Central Maine Power customers and about 2,300 Emera Maine customers still had outages as of 2 p.m. Sunday, the companies reported. Both utilities projected that they would restore power to nearly all of their customers by the end of Sunday.

EMMC nursing staff rescued a dog that almost drowned in the Penobscot River

Friday morning should have been a time of total celebration for Carrie Tilton Norris and her family. Her daughter Amber had just given birth to a son, Abel, two days earlier and was due to leave Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center that day.

But the heavy windstorm that blew into Maine on Halloween night ensured that Friday morning was anything but easy for Carrie and her husband, Jason.

Thousands of Maine homes still without power after heavy wind storm

About 70,000 homes and businesses across Maine — including thousands in and around Bangor — were still without power late Saturday morning after heavy winds plowed across the state late Thursday and for much of Friday.

As of 10:15 a.m., about 25,000 customers of Emera Maine and 45,000 customers of Central Maine Power still lacked power, according to the utilities’ websites.

Breezy and chilly today with a few sprinkles. Extra hour of sleep tonight.

A weak cold front tracks through the Miami Valley today and it may produce a brief sprinkle or flurry. Areas impacted will mainly be north of I-70 this afternoon. Chilly today with temperatures running about 10 degrees below normal for this first weekend in November.

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