Forecasters say some significant snowfall is heading for Aroostook County in the final days of February, with up to 8 inches possible in far northern sections.

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The National Weather Service in Caribou has now posted a winter storm warning for the Fort Kent Madawaska from Sunday evening through Monday morning. A winter weather advisory is now in effect for the rest of the area.

Meteorologists expect snow accumulation of 5 to 8 inches, along with a trace of ice, in the Saint John Valley, with the highest amounts along the northern border.

Forecasters say the snow may briefly mix with sleet or freezing rain Monday morning. Expect travel to be hazardous with snow-covered and icy roads, according to a National Weather Service statement.

The Presque Isle/Caribou area is likely to get 3 to 6 inches of snow accumulation Sunday night and Monday. Southern Aroostook may only see a couple inches of snow before it changes over to rain.


This post was updated Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m.  We'll pass along any new information if there are any changes.