Windy, Heavy Snow & Mixed Precipitation Tonight & Friday Morning 

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:


A storm system currently intensifying rapidly along the Mid-Atlantic Coastline will move northeast tonight and be located just to the east of the Mid-Coast of Maine tomorrow morning. The track of the storm will bring significant precipitation to our region tonight and tomorrow morning before it tapers off from southwest to northeast later in the day. The storm will bring snow heavy at times to all of Maine during the evening hours, but as the night moves along enough mild air will work into coastal regions to cause the snow to change to mostly rain and some mix. Over interior southern and central Maine the snow will likely mix with sleet and freezing for a period of time later tonight into early Friday morning, while the north and mountains stay almost all snow throughout the storm. The storm will also cause a very gusty wind to develop across our region later this evening through tomorrow causing lots of blowing and drifting where the precipitation remains mostly snow. Snowfall will range from 4 to 9” near the coastline to 7 – 14” inland from the coast, with 12 to 20” piling up across the north and mountains by the time the storm tapers off later Friday.

High pressure will briefly build into the Northeast later Friday evening and bring some partial clearing to our area. The next in a series of disturbances aloft will likely cross the Northeast later Saturday. The disturbance aloft, will likely cause a new surface storm to develop to our southeast later Saturday. The new storm will then track northeast towards Nova Scotia Saturday night. The storm will likely be close enough to New England to bring a light to moderate snowfall to much of our region later Saturday afternoon into early Sunday morning. Once the storm departs a gusty northwest wind will usher a fresh batch of arctic air into Maine for later Sunday and Monday. Another small storm might bring a period of snow and mixed precipitation to Maine on Tuesday.


Tonight: Windy, with snow, mix and rain, heavy at times and low temps in the 20s north to mid 30s along the coastline.


Friday: Blustery, with snow and mix tapering off and high temps in the mid 20s to mid 30s from north to south.


Saturday: Thickening clouds, with likely snow developing and high temps in the 20s to low 30s.


Sunday: Partly sunny, breezy and cold, with high temps in the teens to low 20s.


Monday: Bright, breezy and cold, with high temps in the teens to low 20s.


Tuesday: Possible snow and mix, with high temps in the mid 20s to mid 30s.


Chris Ewing

WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist