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Blizzard Departs East Coast; Maine Remains Snowy

UPDATED 6 PM EST, February 9, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Andrew Rosenthal

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The potent Nor`easter that pummeled New England and eastern New York last night is only slowly moving away, but will continue to bring snow and wind to eastern Maine through the next few hours.

Even as the low pressure inches away from the U.S., it is still located south of Nova Scotia. This is drawing Atlantic moisture back onshore, producing bands of wind-whipped heavy snow. As the storm continues to push away from shore, the snow will slowly come to an end this evening.

Blizzard Warnings are in place across southeast Maine, with Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories along the northernmost stretches of the Interstate 95 corridor.

Another 1 to 3 inches are expected to fall tonight, adding on top of 20 to 30 inches already on the ground across southern and eastern portions of Maine. On top of the snow, ferocious wind gusts are still topping out at 50 to 60 mph along Cape Cod, Nantucket, and coastal Maine, which will bring dangerous wind chills, blinding snow, and treacherous driving conditions to those areas into the evening.

Even outside of Maine, roads remain difficult to traverse and still snow-covered. Those areas that saw melting today will see re-freezing overnight with black ice expected by morning. Use caution if travelling early Sunday.

While the sun will return in full splendor on Sunday, another storm system is poised to advance into the Northeast on Monday. However, it will be much warmer than the blizzard, with a bit of sleet and freezing rain quickly changing over to rain.

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