The Northeast US is bracing for more than a foot of snow in some areas this weekend, along with a significant chance for coastal flooding, and high winds that could bring down power lines and leave many without electricity. A winter storm watch has officially been posted from the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service is calling for more than 12-18 inches of snow for almost all of Southern Maine:

"Still looks like a big one with mostly snow expected for the area. Potential exists for over a foot and northeast winds will be strong. Watching the high tides for coastal flooding, and it's going to be cold in the single digits/low teens. We're still 4 days out, so the forecast will need fine tuning in the coming days. Stay tuned."

Jessica Conley over at News Center Maine has a bit of a different (and funnier) take this far out:

And Roger Griswold at WMTW is calling for a "major winter storm" with significant amounts of snow:

We'll keep you posted on all the latest snow predictions, and then the closing and cancellation info that you need. Get the bread & milk, and stay warm!

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