The timing of the coming snowstorm couldn't be worse. We're getting hit on the biggest travel day of the year. 

The track of this storm looked questionable at first. One track would give us rain, another snow. Now though, as we get closer, signs are pointing to a shovelable snow that will slow down travel. This after we broke the record high on Monday. Welcome to Maine. You know the rest.

So what's the timing of this? According to CBS 13 Chief Meteorologist Charlie Lopresti,  the steadiest snow will be around mid-day Wednesday and continue until 6 on Thanksgiving morning. The best time to travel to avoid the snow Is before noon on Wednesday or after 9AM Thanksgiving day. The worst time will be from 1PM Wednesday until 9AM Thanksgiving Day.

Here's the snowfall map showing 6 to 10 inches for most people. In Portland and along the coast a little less.

CBS 13
CBS 13

So you're a hearty Mainer. You know the drill. If you're traveling, give yourself a lot of extra time. Take it slow, give yourself plenty of room between you and the car ahead of you, and my favorite tip: make sure your windshield washer fluid tank is full and have another jug ready to go.

Here's something that will come in handy when you are getting ready to head out. Google has a live traffic map that shows you where the backups are for the major highways and routes. You can zoom in to get a closer view of your route.

Bookmark this page and come back to it for the latest weather and traffic. Stay safe and have a happy Thanksgiving!

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