More Snow Arriving This Evening, Drier & Brighter Thursday 

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:


Clouds will continue to increase this afternoon as our next storm takes shape and approaches the region. A weak area of low pressure is forecast to pass through the Gulf of Maine tonight bringing us another round of accumulating snow for the nighttime hours. As the storm approaches, we’ll see a few snow showers developing this afternoon. Temperatures will be milder today with highs in the 30s so with temperatures expected to be near or a little above freezing, some of the snow showers could mix with rain especially along the coast. Steadier snow will spread across the state this evening, the heaviest of which will fall along and south of a line from Vanceboro to Dover-Foxcroft to Rumford. Snow could mix with some sleet along the coast otherwise precipitation is expected to fall as all snow. Snow will taper off from west to east after midnight as low pressure moves to our east. By late tonight, snowfall accumulations will range from 2”-5” from Bangor through all of Hancock and Washington Counties while the rest of the state will see accumulations of about 1″-3″.


Sunshine will return to the forecast Thursday as high pressure slides into New England. Temperatures will remain mild with highs in the 30s to around 40°. Low pressure is forecast to pass to our west on Friday, keeping us on the warmer side of the storm. Precipitation will move in early Friday morning and continue throughout the day. Temperatures will be cold enough at the onset so that most areas will start as snow and/or mixed snow, sleet and freezing rain then transition to all rain from south to north as temperatures warm into the mid-30s to low 40s for highs during the afternoon. Roads could be icy for a time Friday morning especially away from the coastline until temperatures climb above freezing so if you have any travel plans, keep that in mind. Precipitation will move out late Friday night and drier weather is expected to move in for the weekend. Temperatures will remain mild to start the weekend with highs in the mid-30s to mid-40s Saturday. A cold front is forecast to move through the state late Saturday and Saturday and could bring us a few snow showers on its way through. Colder air will start moving in behind the front on Sunday with highs in the 30s. Temperatures will continue to cool off early next week.



Rest of Today: increasing clouds with scattered snow showers possible mid-late afternoon. Snow showers may mix with rain closer to the coast. Steadier snow will move in this evening. Highs between 31°-37°. Light winds will become south/southeast 5-10 MPH.


Tonight: periods of snow, heaviest from Dover-Foxcroft to Lincoln southward. Snow could mix with some sleet along the coast. Snow will taper off after midnight. Lows between 22°-28°. Winds will become northwest around 10 MPH.


Thursday: partly to mostly sunny. Highs between 33°-41°. West/northwest wind 10-15 MPH.


Friday: mostly cloudy. Mixed precipitation possible during the morning then changing to rain from south to north. Highs in the mid-30s to low 40s.


Saturday: mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid-30s to mid-40s.


Sunday: mix of sun and clouds. Highs mainly in the 30s.




Todd Simcox


WABI TV 5 & The CW