From the TV 5 Forecast Center:
High pressure will dominate our weather for the first half of the weekend with sunshine expected today. Despite the sunshine though, it’ll be a very cold day with temperatures ranging from the single numbers to around 10° for highs this afternoon. We’ll see a few clouds start moving into the area Saturday afternoon as low pressure approaches from the south.
A strengthening area of low pressure moving up the east coast is forecast to pass over Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard then towards southern Nova Scotia during the day Sunday. On this track, we will stay on the cold side of the storm. The storm will bring us periods of snow beginning late Saturday night and continuing through Sunday afternoon and evening before winding down from southwest to northeast across the state. Snow will be heavy at times as well especially over areas south of Greenville and Millinocket. With a very cold airmass in place, the snow is expected to be light and fluffy so it’ll pile up quickly and with northwest winds averaging 15-25 MPH, we’ll have blowing and drifting to snow. By the time the storm begins to wind down later Sunday, Snowfall accumulations will range from 5”-10” for areas north and west of Greenville and Millinocket to 10”-18” elsewhere. There is still some time before the storm arrives so stay tuned to TV 5 and to wabi.tv for further updates.
We’ll see some lingering snow showers on Monday especially over northern areas as the storm continues to move away from New England. A weak storm system will approach on Tuesday and is forecast to redevelop in the Gulf of Maine Tuesday night. If this happens, we could see some more accumulating snow especially over Downeast areas so we’ll keep you posted on that as we get closer.
Saturday: mostly sunny during the morning then becoming partly sunny during the afternoon. Highs between 3°-12°. Northwest wind 5-10 MPH.
Tonight: Thickening clouds, snow developing and becoming steadier and heavier late, with low temps in the single numbers to low teens. Northeast wind increasing to 8-16 MPH.
Sunday: periods of snow, heavy at times especially south of Greenville and Millinocket. Highs in the upper single numbers to low teens north and mid-teens to low 20s elsewhere. North wind 15-25 MPH. Areas of blowing and drifting snow.
Monday: partly to mostly cloudy with a few snow showers mainly up north. Highs between 8°-18°.
Tuesday: mostly cloudy with a few snow showers possible during the afternoon. Highs in the teens to low 20s.
Wednesday: mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. A bit milder with highs in the 20s to near 30°.
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