Variably Cloudy & Milder Today, Snow & Mix Likely Friday

Todd Simcox

Updated 11 months ago

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

 

A cold front is forecast to cross the state today. The front doesn’t have much moisture with it so outside of a few isolated snow showers over northern areas, the front is expected to come through dry. Temperatures will be a bit milder today with highs ranging from the mid-20s to mid-30s, a little more seasonable for this time of year. The aforementioned cold front will stall out near the coast tonight. Clouds will thicken up as low pressure rides along the front and approaches Maine during the nighttime hours. Lows will range from near 10° up north to the teens and low 20s further south towards the coast.

 

A weak area of low pressure is forecast to ride along the stalled front on Friday bringing light snow to northern areas with a mix of snow, sleet and rain further south towards the coast. High pressure will build in and give us a break in the action for Saturday or at least part of the day Saturday should stay dry through early afternoon followed by some more snow and mix late in the day as another area of low pressure approaches from the Great Lakes. At the same time, high pressure will be banked to our north supplying us with a chilly northeast wind. With the storm approaching the area and cold air remaining in place, the ingredients will be in place for a potential ice storm over parts of the state on Sunday. At this point, it’s tough to pinpoint exactly where the icing will set up but it looks like areas away from the coast and south of northern Aroostook County will have the best chance to see a prolonged period of freezing rain and sleet Saturday night and through much of Sunday. Remember, this is still a few days away and as we always say with regard to the long range forecast, things can and will likely change a bit but for now just keep this in the back of your mind as the second half of our weekend could be very messy.

 

 

Today: variably cloudy. A bit milder with highs between 23°-33°. Southwest wind 5-10 MPH.

 

Tonight: partly to mostly cloudy. Lows between 9°-24°, coldest north and warmest along the coast. Light and variable wind.

 

Friday: mostly cloudy with light snow developing from Dover-Foxcroft to Lincoln northward, mix and possibly rain elsewhere. Accumulations will range from 1”-4” from Dover-Foxcroft to Lincoln north and less than 1” elsewhere by late Friday evening. Highs in the 20s to near 30° north and 30s to near 40° elsewhere. Variable wind 5-10 MPH.

 

Saturday: mostly cloudy with snow and mix possible later in the day. Highs between 22°-31°.

 

Sunday: mostly cloudy with snow and mix likely up north and an icy mix possible elsewhere. Highs in the 30s to low 40s.

 

Monday: partly sunny with highs in the upper 20s to mid-30s.

 

 

 

Todd Simcox

Meteorologist

WABI TV 5 & The CW


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