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Extremely Dangerous Travel Today

Jessica Conley

Updated 10 months ago

It looks like most of the heavy precipitation has moved though the area at this point. There is another solid band in New Hampshire at this point that will move into out area over the next several hours. We will see things lighten up this evening and overnight tonight. At this point there are many power outages, mostly in Eastern Maine, and very dangerous driving conditions in many locations. If you don’t have to go out today please do not.

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Light Snow, Mix and Rain Today, Icy Sunday Ahead

Todd Simcox

Updated 10 months ago

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

 

A stationary front draped across the state will remain over the area through the weekend setting us up for some messy weather through Sunday. The stationary front is dividing the colder air to the north and milder air to our south which will play a major factor in our forecast this weekend with regard to precipitation types.

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Two Storms on the Way, Snow Tonight, Icy Sunday

Jessica Conley

Updated 10 months ago

 

A weak low pressure system will move through the area today bringing a mix of precipitation to the region. Temps along the coast should warm up enough to see mostly rainfall. Inland locations will see snow showers throughout the day. Accumulations will be around 1-3” in the Greater Bangor area and 3-5” in the Millinocket/Houlton area and in points north by Saturday morning. We’ll see a break in the action Saturday morning then a second storm system moves in for the afternoon and sticks around until Sunday.  This one will try to push in warmer air aloft. With colder air at the surface the conditions will be right for some icing in the form of sleet and freezing rain for much of the state. With that said, points along the coast will most likely stay as rain with points far north seeing mostly snow. The timing will be Saturday afternoon through early Monday morning. Travel will be treacherous in many locations.

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Light Snow & Mix Friday

Chris Ewing

Updated 10 months ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

A storm sliding east across southeastern Canada will pull a trailing cold front across Northern New England early today. The front will likely stall across Maine tomorrow as a weak storm system slides along it. The storm will bring light snow to northern Maine tomorrow, with a light wintry mix further south through the Bangor region and possible a few light rain showers to southern and coastal parts of the state. Occasional light snow and mixed precipitation will continue Friday night before tapering off Saturday morning. Snowfall from this weak storm system will likely range from 2 to 4” from the Dover-Foxcroft and Lincoln areas on north to 2” or less across the rest of Maine.

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Variably Cloudy & Milder Today, Snow & Mix Likely Friday

Todd Simcox

Updated 10 months ago

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

 

A cold front is forecast to cross the state today. The front doesn’t have much moisture with it so outside of a few isolated snow showers over northern areas, the front is expected to come through dry. Temperatures will be a bit milder today with highs ranging from the mid-20s to mid-30s, a little more seasonable for this time of year. The aforementioned cold front will stall out near the coast tonight. Clouds will thicken up as low pressure rides along the front and approaches Maine during the nighttime hours. Lows will range from near 10° up north to the teens and low 20s further south towards the coast.

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Partly Sunny and a Bit Milder Thursday

Chris Ewing

Updated 10 months ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The storm that brought several inches of snow to coastal Maine and much lighter amounts inland continues to head northeast towards Newfoundland. High pressure slipping east towards the Mid-Atlantic Coastline will bring generally dry weather to Maine tonight and Thursday. A southwest breeze developing on the west side of the high to our south will allow milder air too work up into our region as high temps tomorrow range from the 20s north to the mid 30s south.

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Brightening Skies This Afternoon

Todd Simcox

Updated 10 months ago

 

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

 

Skies will continue to brighten up this afternoon as drier air moves into the region. Temperatures will warm to the upper teens to mid-20s for highs this afternoon. Skies will start out partly cloudy tonight followed by increasing clouds late as a weak disturbance approaches from the west. Nighttime lows will range from the single numbers to near 10° north and teens elsewhere.

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Snow Tonight, Light West & Steadier East

Chris Ewing

Updated 10 months ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The ridge of high pressure that brought the sunny skies and bitterly cold temps to our region today continues to lift northeast into the Maritimes and clouds are on the increase across Maine at the present time. The clouds are associated with a rapidly developing storm system just east of the Mid-Atlantic Coastline. This storm will race into the Gulf of Maine later tonight and then up along the coastline of Nova Scotia later tomorrow. The storm will bring snow to Maine tonight and early Wednesday along with an increasing northeast to northerly breeze. Far western parts of Maine will be too far from the storm center to pick up much more than a coating to a couple of inches of snow. Snow accumulations will increase as you head east across the state, with 2 to 5” likely piling up from the Mid-Coast through the Bangor region. Further east snowfall will be on the order of 4 to 8”, with a few towns likely seeing a bit more, especially over far eastern Washington county.  If the storm tracks any further east tonight snowfall will be less across the state, but a track further west would increase snowfall totals throughout Maine.

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Snow Tonight, Steadiest East

Chris Ewing

Updated 10 months ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The ridge of high pressure that brought the sunny skies and bitterly cold temps to our region today continues to lift northeast into the Maritimes and clouds are on the increase across Maine at the present time. The clouds are associated with a rapidly developing storm system just east of the Mid-Atlantic Coastline. This storm will race into the Gulf of Maine later tonight and then up along the coastline of Nova Scotia later tomorrow. The storm will bring snow to Maine tonight and early Wednesday along with an increasing northeast to northerly breeze. Far western parts of Maine will be too far from the storm center to pick up much more than a coating to a couple of inches of snow. Snow accumulations will increase as you head east across the state, with 3 to 6” likely piling up from the Mid-Coast through the Bangor region. Further east snowfall will be on the order of 4 to 8”, with a few towns likely seeing a bit more, especially over far eastern Washington county.  If the storm tracks any further east tonight snowfall will be less across the state, but a track further west would increase snowfall totals throughout Maine.

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Increasing Clouds Today, Snow Arrives Tonight

Todd Simcox

Updated 10 months ago

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

 

High pressure will slide to our east today, making room for our next storm to move into the region tonight and early Wednesday. We’ll start out with morning sunshine followed by increasing clouds this afternoon as low pressure approaches from the south. Temperatures will be cold today with highs in the teens for most locales. Snow will move in during the night tonight as a strengthening area of low pressure moves from just south of Cape Cod into the Gulf of Maine late.

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Frigid Tonight, Snow Arrives Late Tuesday

Chris Ewing

Updated 10 months ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The ridge of high pressure that brought the brighter skies and cold temps to our region today will continue to control the weather here tonight. As the high moves over New England late tonight the wind will continue to diminish and under clear skies temps will be frigid by tomorrow morning as lows dip below zero statewide. Temps late tonight will range from a few degrees below zero at the coastline to as cold as -20 over the northern valleys of Maine. Wind chill values tonight will be as low as -35 across northern parts of Maine.

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Breezy & Cold Today, More Snow Tuesday Night Into Wednesday

Todd Simcox

Updated 10 months ago

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

 

The storm that brought us all the snow on Sunday will continue to move away from the area today. Drier and brighter conditions can be expected across the state for today. Upper level energy moving through the state may give northern areas a few snow showers but otherwise the day looks mainly dry. Skies will average partly to mostly sunny and temperatures will be cold with highs only in the teens to around 20° for most locales. Winds will be gusty so wind chills will be a factor today with west/northwest winds gusting to 20-25 MPH which will make it feel like its between -10° to +5° at times. Skies will be clear tonight and with winds lightening up a bit, plan on a very cold night with lows between -15° north to around -3° along the coast. Even with a light wind, wind chills could be as low as -35° at times.

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Partly Sunny, Breezy & Cold Monday

Chris Ewing

Updated 10 months ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The storm that brought the snow and wind to Maine today will continue to ride up into the Maritimes. Another shot of arctic air will spill into Maine behind the departing storm tonight and Monday. Any lingering snow showers will end across Maine except for the far north and mountains where another inch or two may accumulate before the snow finally winds down. Temps will run a few to several degrees either side of zero late tonight, and a gusty breeze will continue to cause the powdery snow to drift around.

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Snow Tapering Off this Afternoon

Chris Ewing

Updated 10 months ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

The storm bringing the snow and wind to Maine today will continue to work northeast through the Gulf of Maine this afternoon. As the storm works north snow will taper off from southwest to northeast, with all but northern parts of Maine seeing the steady snow ending by early evening. A strong wind this afternoon will create much blowing and drifting of the powdery snow. Temps this afternoon will hold in the single numbers and teens and that in conjunction with a strong and gusty wind will drive wind chill values below zero.

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Near Blizzard Conditions Sunday

Chris Ewing

Updated 10 months ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

A storm over the Ohio River Valley has redeveloped along the Mid-Atlantic Coastline and continues to intensify. The new coastal storm will bring snow and an increasing northeast wind to our region tonight and much of the daylight hours today as the storm moves from the Mid-Atlantic Coastline up into the Gulf of Maine. The snow will likely be heavy at times late tonight through early afternoon tomorrow, with snow quickly piling up across our region. Milder air working in aloft may briefly allow the snow to mix with sleet and freezing rain along the coastline Sunday, but inland precipitation should remain all snow. A strong and gusty breeze on Sunday will create a lot of blowing and drifting of the freshly fallen snow and at times visibilities will be very poor. Temps Sunday will hold in the teens inland while along the coastline the temp will briefly reach near 30 degrees. Total snowfall from the storm will likely range from 7 to 17” north and west the Greenville and Millinocket. Elsewhere across Maine total accumulations will run between 8 and 18”.

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Becoming Windy, with Snow Late Tonight & Sunday

Chris Ewing

Updated 10 months ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

The ridge of arctic high pressure that brought the bright and bitterly cold weather to Maine today will slide northeast into the Maritimes tonight. As the high departs a developing storm over the middle of the country will continue to move northeast and head up into the Ohio River Valley this evening. Clouds will be on the increase and temps tonight will once again be very cold as lows fall below zero up north and hold in the single numbers to near 10 south.

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Snow & Becoming Blustery Late Tonight & Sunday

Chris Ewing

Updated 10 months ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The ridge of arctic high pressure that brought the bright and bitterly cold weather to Maine today will slide northeast into the Maritimes tonight. As the high departs a developing storm over the middle of the country will continue to move northeast and head up into the Ohio River Valley this evening. Clouds will be on the increase and temps tonight will once again be very cold as lows fall below zero up north and hold in the single numbers to near 10 south.

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Sunny & Frigid Today, Snowy & Windy Sunday

Todd Simcox

Updated 10 months ago

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

 

High pressure will dominate our weather for the first half of the weekend with sunshine expected  today. Despite the sunshine though, it’ll be a very cold day with temperatures ranging from the single numbers to around 10° for highs this afternoon. We’ll see a few clouds start moving into the area Saturday afternoon as low pressure approaches from the south.

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Blustery & Very Cold through Saturday, with Wind & Snow Sunday

Chris Ewing

Updated 10 months ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

An arctic cold front will slide southeast across Maine today. The front will be moisture starved and only a few scattered flurries and snow showers will accompany the fronts passage through our region, with the bulk of flurries and snow showers being found across the western mountains of Maine. High temps today will range from near 10 across the far north to the mid 20s along the coastline. A gusty northwest breeze will develop as the front slips off tour south later in the day and once again wind chill values will dip below zero.

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Cold & Dry through Saturday, Wind & Snow Sunday

Chris Ewing

Updated 10 months ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

An arctic cold front will slide southeast across Maine today. The front will be moisture starved and only a few scattered flurries and snow showers will accompany the fronts passage through our region, with the bulk of flurries and snow showers being found across the western mountains of Maine. High temps today will range from near 10 across the far north to the mid 20s along the coastline. A gusty northwest breeze will develop as the front slips off tour south later in the day and once again wind chill values will dip below zero.

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