Mostly Cloudy Friday, Breezy & Turning Colder Over the Weekend 

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:


A storm currently moving through the Upper Midwest will slide northeast through Ontario and into Quebec later tomorrow afternoon and night. As the storm passes to our north its trailing cold front will swing through New England Friday night and produce a round of scattered rain and snow showers here. From the Bangor region on southward the bulk if not all of the light precipitation tomorrow night will fall in the form of rain showers, while from the Greenville and Millinocket regions on north most of the precipitation will fall as snow. Northern parts of Maine might pick up a coating to 2” of snow by Saturday morning.

A brisk northwest breeze will develop behind the cold front Saturday and colder air will begin to push back into the Pine Tree State. Temps Saturday morning will likely hold in the 30s but then begin to fall back into the 20s later in the afternoon as the colder air continues to spill into our region. An arctic front will cross the Northeast later Saturday night and Sunday morning. The front along with a disturbance aloft may kick off a round of scattered snow showers and snow squalls here as they cross the region and then the coldest air of the fall season so far will invade New England Sunday and Monday on a brisk northwest breeze.

A storm moving east along the Gulf Coast later Monday and Tuesday may turn the corner and move up the Eastern Seaboard and bring our region some snow and rain Wednesday, or the storm could pass far enough to our east to have little impact on the weather here. More arctic air will spill into the Northeast for Thanksgiving and Friday.


Tonight: Becoming partly to mostly cloudy, with low temps in the upper teens and 20s.


Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with high temps in the upper 30s to mid 40s.


Friday night: A period of rain and snow showers, with low temps in the mid 20s to low 30s.


Saturday: Partly cloudy, breezy and turning cooler, with high temps in the 30s to near 40 early then slowly falling afternoon temps.


Sunday: Variably cloudy, scattered snow showers, blustery and cold, with high temps in the 20s to near 30.


Monday: Partly sunny, breezy and cold, with high temps in the 20s to low 30s.


Tuesday: Partly cloudy, scattered snow showers possible, with high temps in the 30s.


Chris Ewing

WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist