Period of Snow & Mixed Precipitation Today 

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:


A small storm system is forecast to slide through northern New England during the day today. The storm will bring a period of snow to Maine later this morning through the early-mid evening hours. Southern and coastal Maine might see the snow mix with rain as temperatures reach the upper 30s in those locales while the rest of Maine sees highs in the low to mid 30s. Snowfall from this small storm will range from 2” or less over southern and coastal Maine to 1 to 4″ over much of the rest of the state, with possibly as much as 5″ near the mountains and foothills.

An arctic cold front will sweep south across our region later tonight and Sunday morning and once again temperatures will tumble to well below normal levels. The arctic airmass moving into the Northeast will be accompanied by a gusty breeze Sunday and wind chills will drop below zero in our region during the evening hours. Arctic high pressure will build south out of central Canada and bring bright, but very cold conditions to Maine both Monday and Tuesday. A storm developing off the southeastern U.S. coastline early next week might bring more snow and wind to parts of New England later Tuesday night and Wednesday. The exact track of the storm won’t be known for a few more days and a track well offshore, which would spare our region from the snow, is also possible. There are a few signs that the overall weather pattern will shift to a more spring-like conditions around the end of March and the beginning of April.



Today: Mostly cloudy, with snow and mix precipitation developing and high temps in the low to mid 30s north and upper 30s south.


Sunday: Partly cloudy and breezy, with a few scattered snow showers and high temps in the upper 20s to mid 30s.


Monday: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and cold, with high temps in the mid teens to mid 20s.


Tuesday: Partly sunny then increasing clouds late, with high temps in the 20s.


Wednesday: Possible snow and wind, with high temps in the 20s to low 30s.


Chris Ewing

WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist