The National Weather Service is keeping a blizzard warning in effect for the Bangor area, but has predicted lower snowfall total amounts for much of eastern Maine.

The updated forecast now calls for only about 6 inches of snow in the Bangor area. Down East ares could receive up to 24 inches of snow.

The Blizzard Warning was issued for central Penobscot, southern Piscataquius and northern Washington counties.