From the TV 5 Forecast Center:
The bitter cold continues with temperatures starting out below zero in many cities and towns this morning. Northern areas will see some sun to start the day otherwise clouds move in and skies will average mostly cloudy today. Light snow and snow showers will gradually work north/northeastward across the state as the day progresses with the steadier snow falling from Bangor southward. Temperatures will struggle to get to zero for highs today. North/northeast winds will be breezy today, keeping wind chills well below zero all day. Light snow and snow showers will continue through the night tonight, steadiest falling from Bangor southward. Lows will be well below zero again tonight and with northerly winds expected to remain strong, wind chills could be as low as -50° in some northern locales.
Snow will wind down Friday morning as the storm pulls away from the area. Drier air moving in behind the storm will clear us out and we’ll see some sunshine during the afternoon. Total snowfall by the time the storm moves out will range from 6”-12” along and south of a line from Rockland to Lewiston/Auburn; 4”-8” from Rumford through Augusta to Belfast and all of coastal Hancock and Washington counties; 2”-5” further inland from Calais to Bangor to Newport, Skowhegan and Farmington; a dusting to an inch or two north of Bangor. Drier and milder weather will be with us this weekend. Temperatures will warm into the teens and low 20s Saturday and 20s and 30s Sunday. Our next storm is forecast to arrive Monday and could be more rain than anything based on the latest track. The storm is forecast to track west of Maine on Monday keeping us on the warm side of the storm and giving us mainly rain as it moves through. We’ll keep you posted as we get closer.
Today: some morning sunshine possible up north otherwise mostly cloudy with light snow and snow showers developing for areas from Bangor southward. Colder with highs ranging from -8° north to around +5° along the coast. North/northeast wind 10-15 MPH. Wind chills will be as low as -30° over northern areas at times.
Tonight: mostly cloudy with periods of snow and snow showers, steadiest from Bangor southward. Lows between -23° to -6°, warmest along the coast. North wind 10-20 MPH. Winds chills will be as low as -50° over some northern locations.
Friday: morning snow and snow showers ending then clearing during the afternoon. Total snowfall accumulations will range from 6”-12” along and south of a line from Rockland to Lewiston/Auburn; 4”-8” from Rumford through Augusta to Belfast and all of coastal Hancock and Washington counties; 2”-5” further inland from Calais to Bangor to Newport, Skowhegan and Farmington; a dusting to an inch or two north of Bangor. Frigid with highs between -3° to +7°. North/northwest wind 10-20 MPH. Wind chills will feel more likes it between -15° to -35° throughout the day.
Saturday: variably cloudy and not as cold. Highs in the teens to low 20s for highs.
Sunday: partly sunny and milder. Highs in the mid-20s to mid-30s.
Monday: periods of rain and snow. Milder with highs in the 30s to near 40°.
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