A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for parts of northern Maine from 8 a.m. Thursday through 1 a.m. Friday.
Aroostook, Penobscot, Piscataquis and Somerset counties are currently included in the watch.
The National Weather Service says snow accumulation of 5 to 10 inches is possible in those areas. Winds with gusts up to 25 mph and blowing snow are anticipated. Visibility could be one quarter to one half miles at times.
Temperatures are expected to be in the lower 30s and will likely fall into the 20s.
A Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast that will make travel dangerous.
Central and Northern Maine look to be the hardest hit by this storm, but northern areas of Vermont and New Hampshire could also see some significant snowfall on Thursday into Friday.
Some areas of far Northern Maine could see as much as 10 inches of snow, while Central Maine will likely see only a few inches, and southern parts of the state may not see any snow at all.
Parts of Northern Vermont and New Hampshire could see as much as 4 inches of snow, while the southern part of those states may not see any accumulation.