We’ll see partly sunny skies during the day today with a high pressure system to our south and a weak cold front off to our west. Highs temperatures will return to near seasonable levels by this afternoon ranging from the low 20s to the low 30s. Winds will be from the west at around 5-10mph. It’ll stay partly cloudy for tonight with lows in the single digits and teens. Temperatures will be able to reach into the 30s for everyone on Saturday which will cause some melting (finally). We’ll see partly sunny skies during the day as well. A few snow showers develop for Saturday night as a weak trough moves through the area.
Sunday things start to get interesting again. We’ll see a chance for snow showers during the morning with mostly cloudy skies and temps only making it into the teens and low 20s. A low pressure system will approach from the south by Sunday night bringing us a good amount of precipitation with it. There are a couple scenarios as of right now with the track of the low being very dependent on who gets rain/snow and how much. Scenario 1 (GFS) has the low staying slightly off the east coast which will help keep temps cold enough for pretty much an all snow event with the exception of the immediate coastline. Accumulations would range from 6-10” in inland areas and just off the coast to 3-6” in far northern locations. Scenario 2 (NAM) has the low pretty much tracking up the coastline. This would bring the rain/snow line farther north and west –think Bangor as rain- but would bring more in the way of snow accumulations for places like Lincoln and Millinocket, probably closer to 8-12”. So which one is it? Well traditionally the GFS is more accurate but the NAM has been doing ok lately too. Something in the middle is what I’m thinking. I think we will see some changeover to rain at the coast and maybe slightly inland as well. It looks like things will wait until late Sunday night to get started and last through the morning on Monday. You bet I’ll have a beautiful snowfall map for you tomorrow night.
Everything will start to really clear out by Monday afternoon. Highs Monday make it into the mid to upper 20s and low 30s. By Tuesday it’ll be much colder. Highs only will be in the single digits and teens with mostly sunny skies. It will be very cold Tuesday night, New Year’s Eve with lows falling below zero in all locations. Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 will be very cold with highs staying in the single digits.
Today: Highs range from the low 20s to the low 30s with partly sunny skies.
Saturday: Highs in the 30s with partly sunny skies.
Sunday: Highs in the teens and 20s with mostly cloudy skies. Snow starts very late.
Monday: Highs in the 20s and low 30s. Snow with rain at the coast.
Tuesday: Highs in the single digits and low teens with mostly sunny skies.