From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:
As one storm departs another storm approaches our region. The new storm system will develop east of the Mid-Atlantic Coastline today and then rapidly intensify as it moves northeast later in the day. As the storm moves northeast Saturday clouds will thicken across Maine, with snow showers developing later in the afternoon. The snow showers will turn into a steadier snow during the evening hours as the storm moves up into the southern Gulf of Maine and at the same time the wind will begin to ramp up. The snow will become heavy at times Saturday night and the wind will gust to over 30 mph as the storm moves through the Gulf of Maine and then up into southern Nova Scotia Sunday morning. Eastern parts of New England will be closest to the storm and thus receive the heaviest snow and strongest wind as the storm rides up to our east, with near blizzard conditions possible Saturday night over Downeast Maine. The exact track of the storm will determine snowfall across our region, with a track further east producing less snow and a track west of current projections producing even more snow than is currently forecasted. The current thinking is that far western Maine will receive between 2 to 5”, with 4 to 9” just west of the Bangor region. From Lincoln to Bangor and on south through the Mid-Coast of Maine 8 to 16”+ will likely pile up, with Downeast Maine likely seeing a foot or more new snow by the time the storm tapers off 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 as high pressure builds back into the Northeast. Another small storm will bring a period of light snow to Maine on Tuesday.
Saturday: Thickening clouds, with likely snow developing and high temps in the 20s to low 30s.
Saturday night: Becoming windy, with snow, heavy at times and low temps in the teens to low 20s.
Sunday: Early snow ending, then partly sunny, breezy and cold, with high temps in the mid teens to mid 20s.
Monday: Bright, breezy and cold, with high temps in the teens to low 20s.
Tuesday: Light snow likely, with high temps in the 20s to near freezing.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with high temps in the upper 20s to mid 30s.
WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist