More snow is in Maine’s future, and plenty of bone-chilling cold as well.

Another snowstorm is expected to move up the coast Sunday night and begin dropping flakes in southern Maine before daybreak Monday. There will be heavy snowfall through Monday night, the National Weather Service said Sunday, and by the time it ends, the storm will have added 6 to 12 inches across southern and central Maine to the 2 to 3 feet that blanketed much of the state last week.

Nikki Becker, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, said earlier forecasting models were unsure about the track of the storm but were suggesting it would head out to sea south of New England, producing little more than flurries in most of Maine.

But she said more recent runs of the computer models show the storm heading farther north and tracking up the New England coast.

A winter storm warning has been posted for most of Maine, excluding northwestern areas, where a winter weather advisory is in effect.

Becker said coastal areas will probably get the heaviest snow. Since it will be cold – the forecast high for Portland on Monday is 12 degrees – the snow will be light and fluffy, Becker said. Winds will also be fairly strong, she said, at about 20 miles an hour, with gusts to 35 mph.

Becker said clouds will build up overnight and the snow with start around 5 a.m. Monday, light at first and then increasing as the day goes on. It should wrap up late Monday night, she said.

Skies will clear Tuesday, but the temperature will reach only about 20 degrees, Becker said. Wednesday should be slightly warmer with highs near 30, but Becker said forecasters are watching another potential storm for Thursday.

Mainers are still digging out from a one-two punch of the blizzard on Tuesday and another snowstorm Friday. That storm dropped 6 or 7 inches throughout most of York and Cumberland counties, but higher amounts inland, including 10.7 inches in Waterville. Down East areas got hit harder as the storm tracked northeast, with 21.4 inches recorded in Eastport. That town got 47.1 inches in the past week’s two storms, the weather service said.

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