Partly Sunny & Milder Saturday, Fair & Colder Sunday 

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:


A cold front will approach and then cross New England today.  Temps ahead of the cold front today will likely be the mildest we have seen so far this month across Maine as highs reach the mid 30s to low 40s. The approaching cold front will bring partly cloudy skies to our area today, with a few scattered snow showers possible across far northern parts of Maine. Colder air will begin to filter back into Maine tonight as the cold front slides offshore and a northwest breeze develops here. Sunday will be bright and chilly as a bubble of arctic high pressure centered north of the Great Lakes region moves east and controls our weather.

The beginning of the workweek will be generally fair and cold, with a disturbance aloft later Monday and Tuesday likely bringing a few snow showers to the Northeast. A much stronger storm developing over the middle of the country early next week will likely bring some heavier snow or mixed precipitation to Maine later Wednesday or more likely Thursday as it heads towards the East Coast. The energy aloft for the potential storm later next week is still out over the middle of the Pacific Ocean and the exact strength and track of the storm won’t be known for several more days, but the potential is there for a significant East Coast storm. In general the temps next week will average normal or below normal, so enjoy the briefly milder temps Saturday.



Saturday: Mixed sun and clouds and milder, with a few flurries north and high temps in the mid 30s to low 40s.


Saturday night: Partly cloudy, breezy and turning colder, with low temps in the upper single numbers and teens.


Sunday: Partly sunny and cooler, with high temps in the mid 20s to low 30s.


Monday: Variably cloudy, few snow showers possible and cold, with high temps in the mid 20s to mid 30s.


Tuesday: Variably cloudy, with possible scattered snow and rain showers and high temps in the 30s to near 40.


Wednesday: Partly sunny then increasing clouds, with snow possible at night and high temps in the 20s.


Chris Ewing

WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist