A new storm will slide northeast and intensify as it passes through the Gulf of Maine just to the south of our region later this evening. The fast moving storm will bring a period of snow to our area this evening, with the steadiest snow likely falling from the Bangor region on south and east. Snowfall later today and tonight will range from 1 to 3″ north and west of the Bangor region to 3 to 6″ from Bangor on south and east, with possibly a bit more piling up along the coast and in the Portland region.
A weak ridge of high pressure will bring fair skies to Maine Wednesday morning, but yet again a disturbance aloft approaching New England from the west will likely bring a small storm to the Gulf of Maine by Wednesday evening. Some snow is expected for the state with some rain showers along the coast. The precipitation will start later in the day and continue into the evening. High pressure will bring brighter and milder weather to our region Thursday, with a warm front likely producing some rain showers in much of Maine Friday along with milder than normal temps. The rain may start as an icy mix, especially away from the coastline, if the precipitation arrives before the milder air arrives. Cooler air will begin to filter back into New England over the weekend as a cold front slips through our region later Friday night and Saturday morning.
Tonight: Snow, steadiest in southern and coastal areas, with lows in the teens and low 20s.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with more snow and rain showers possible later in the afternoon and evening, with high temps in the 30s.
Thursday: Partly sunny and milder, with high temps in the 30s to low 40s.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, early mix changing to all rain with high temps in the mid 30s to mid 40s from north to south.
Saturday: Variably cloudy, with mountain flurries and cooler, with high temps in the mid 30s to low 40s south.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with some snow or rain showers. Temperatures in the upper 20s north and 30s south.
WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist