Cold temperatures will stick around for tonight with most locations falling well below zero throughout the overnight hours. We could see a few snow showers as well from a weak low pressure moving through the area tonight. If you are headed outdoor for your New Years Eve plans you’ll want to dress very warm.
By tomorrow, temperatures will become slightly more comfortable with highs in the upper single digits, teens, and 20s from north to south. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with a few clouds moving in during the evening ahead of a low pressure system that will move closer to our area for Thursday. Overnight lows will drop from 28 below to 1 below. By Thursday highs will be considerable colder reaching the negative single digits and positive single digits. We’ll have cloudy skies with snow developing early. Models are still not in agreement with this storm but it looks like at least southern and coastal locations will see some snow. Snow will continue into Thursday night and into the early morning hours of Friday. It will again be bitterly cold overnight which will really help with the “fluff factor” of the snow. (Snow that falls when temps are colder accumulates more because it is fluffier and doesn’t weight down the other snow. The closer you get to 32° the less accumulation you will have in proportion to the water available in the atmosphere.)
Highs Friday range from -4° to 8° with skies clearing out in the afternoon as another high pressure system building into the region. It’ll be sunny Saturday with temps able to warm up into the single digits, teens, and 20s again. Overnight lows fall back into the single digits and teens. A few spots could fall to 0° or just slightly below. Sunday things warm up significantly to highs that will be slightly above normal in many places. They highs will range from the upper 20s to low 30s with partial sunshine.
Can anyone guess what is showing up on models for Sunday night into the day on Monday? This winter is certainly in an active pattern so far and that will continue it seems right in to the beginning of next week. Of course, Todd, Chris, and I will be keeping you updated as we get closer. I also just wanted to say I have really been enjoying my time in Bangor and I wish you all a safe and happy 2014!
Tonight: Lows from -22° to 5° with a few snow showers possible and partly cloudy skies. Winds will be from the Southwest at around 5 mph.
New Years Day (Wednesday): Highs from 6°- 24° with mostly sunny skies. Winds will be from the West at 10 – 15 mph. Overnight lows from -28° to -1°.
Thursday: Highs -8° to 7° with cloudy skies and snow developing. Overnight lows from -27° to -4°.
Friday: Highs from -4° to 8° with snow ending in the late morning and clearing skies.
Saturday: Highs from 6° to 21° with sunny skies.
Sunday: Highs 24° to 35° with partly sunny skies and increasing clouds.