Period of Snow Tonight, Brighter & Milder Tomorrow 

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:


A disturbance aloft moving east through the Great Lakes Region has allowed a surface storm to develop just south of New England this afternoon. The new surface storm will quickly move northeast and intensify as it crosses the Gulf of Maine this evening. The storm will bring a period of snow to Maine tonight, with most areas picking up a quick 1 to 3”, with a few spots from the Bangor Region on east receiving as much as 4 to 5”. Skies will begin to clear late tonight as the storm moves up towards Nova Scotia. Low temps tonight will hold in the mid teens to mid 20s.


High pressure will bring brighter and milder weather to our region tomorrow, with high temps reaching the mid 30s to low 40s from north to south.  The high will move offshore tomorrow night and clouds ahead of a warm front will begin to push back into the Pine Tree State. The warm front will be associated with a rather strong storm system lifting north through the Great Lakes Region Friday. The warm front will bring a wintry mix of precipitation to Maine later tomorrow night into the morning hours of Friday. Most of the mixed precipitation across Maine will change to rain later Friday morning and afternoon from south to north as the warm front lifts north through the state. A trailing cold front will bring another round of mostly rain showers to our region later in the afternoon and evening.  Cooler air will slowly begin to filter back into New England over the weekend as the cold front slides offshore later Friday night and a northwest breeze picks up.


Tonight: Period of snow, steadiest from the Bangor region on east though interior Downeast Maine, with lows in the mid teens to mid 20s.


Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny and milder, with high temps in the mid 30s to low 40s.


Thursday night: Thickening clouds, with snow, sleet and freezing rain developing late and low temps in the 20s to low 30s.


Friday: Mostly cloudy, early mix changing to mostly rain from south to north, with high temps in the mid 30s to mid 40s.


Saturday: Partly cloudy, with mountain flurries and high temps in the mid 30s to low 40s south.


Sunday: Partly cloudy and colder, with high temperatures in the upper 20s north to mid 30s south.


Monday: Variably cloudy, scattered snow showers possible and high temps in the 20s.


Chris Ewing

WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist