Cold & Quiet Week Ahead 

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:


We have a pretty quiet week ahead with no major storms in sight. The biggest headline in our forecast this week will be the return to colder, below average temperatures as high pressure slides southward out of Canada and into the central U.S. pushing much colder air into New England.


An upper level low pressure system will be spinning over northern and eastern Canada for the next few days. Disturbances wrapping around the upper low will move through northern New England providing us with clouds and the chance for a few snow showers on their way through. The first disturbance moves through today and will give us variably cloudy skies with the thickest clouds over northern areas and the better chance for some sunshine for areas further south towards the coast. We may see a few snow showers today as well mainly over northern and northwestern areas otherwise most locales will see a dry day. Temperatures will be colder today then they were over the weekend but still seasonable for this time of year with highs in the 20s to low 30s. Clouds will stick around through the night tonight and temperatures will drop to the single numbers to around 10° for nighttime lows.


Another disturbance will move through the area Tuesday giving us varying amounts of clouds and sunshine. Colder air will be in place so highs on Tuesday will only range from the mid-teens to mid-20s. Low pressure is forecast to pass well south and east of the area on Wednesday with a trough hanging back across Maine. We’ll likely see some snow showers develop during the day Wednesday with some steadier light snow possible as the trough moves through. Another disturbance will move through on Thursday bringing us clouds and some snow showers. Sunshine will return to the area Friday as high pressure noses into the area. Temperatures will top off in the teens and low 20s for the middle and end of the week.



Rest of Today: partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers possible over northern and northwestern areas. Highs between 23°-34°. West/northwest wind 10-15 MPH with gusts to 25-30 MPH possible.


Tonight: partly to mostly cloudy. Lows between 3°-11°. West/northwest wind 5-10 MPH.


Tuesday: partly to mostly cloudy and cold. Highs between 15°-25°. West/northwest wind 10-15 MPH.


Wednesday: mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers or light snow possible during the afternoon and evening. Highs in the upper teens to mid-20s.


Thursday: mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers. Highs in the upper teens to mid-20s.


Friday: mostly sunny and cold with highs in the mid-teens to low 20s.



Todd Simcox


WABI TV 5 & The CW