The storm moving up the East Coast will largely miss Maine, the National Weather Service said.

“Rather than being in the middle of the storm, we’re instead going to be on the northern edge of the storm,” said Margaret Curtis, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray.

Earlier in the week, Curtis said, forecasters had expected the storm to track along the East Coast and bring heavy snow to Maine. Now, she said, the forecast calls for the storm to start swinging out to sea south of Cape Cod, a track that means Maine will miss out on most of the snow.

Most towns and cities around Portland, she said, should expect only an inch or two of snow overnight. Midcoast Maine will probably avoid the snow entirely, while far eastern parts of the state might get some light snow on Thursday.