Arctic Air On The Way, Significant Snow Possible This Weekend

Todd Simcox

Updated 11 months ago

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

 

A cold front will cross the state today accompanied by some clouds and snow showers on its way through. The best chance for snow showers will be to the north and west of the Bangor area. The cold front will be the leading edge of an arctic airmass that will move into the area tonight and stick around through the weekend. Temperatures will go from highs in the 20s to around 30° today to the single numbers north and teens elsewhere on Thursday and mid-teens to mid-20s Friday. Nighttime lows will range from -10° to +10° on average for tonight and Thursday nights. Another cold front is forecast to move through on Friday, bringing us clouds and some snow showers on its way through followed by a reinforcing shot of cold air for the weekend.

 

We’re keeping an eye on a potential significant snowstorm for Saturday night into Sunday. Computer models continue to show strengthening low pressure moving just southeast of Massachusetts up towards Nova Scotia which would give us a moderate to heavy snowfall in most locations with some mixed precipitation possible along the coast. Early estimates would suggest  6”+ possible over inland locations while mixed precipitation keeps amounts less than 6” along the coast. It’s still several days away and there is plenty of time for things to change so we’ll keep you posted as we get closer.

 

 

Rest of Today: variably cloudy with a few snow showers possible especially up north and in the mountains. Highs between 22°-32°. Northwest wind 8-13 MPH.

 

Tonight: becoming clear to partly cloudy. Much colder with lows between -6° to +11°. Northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

 

Thursday: mostly sunny during the morning then becoming partly sunny during the afternoon. Frigid with highs between 6°-17°. Northwest wind 8-13 MPH.

 

Friday: variably cloudy with scattered snow showers. Highs between 15°-28°.

 

Saturday: mostly sunny during the morning then becoming partly sunny during the afternoon. Highs near 10° north and teens to near 20° elsewhere.

 

Sunday: moderate to heavy snow possible. Highs in the mid-teens to mid-20s.

 

 

Todd Simcox

Meteorologist

WABI TV 5 & The CW


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