The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for parts of eastern Maine, as a low pressure system featuring heavy snow is poised to move through the region on Thursday.

The latest forecast from the National Weather Service in Caribou is calling for 8-to-12 inches of snow for much of coastal Hancock County (including Ellsworth and Bar Harbor) and Washington County (including Eastport and Machias.)

The current forecast calls for Bangor to receive 8  inches of snow through Thursday night, and a winter storm watch was issued for the Bangor area..

The National Weather Service is calling for difficult travel conditions during this weather event.

We'll update this post as more information becomes available.