From the TV 5 Forecast Center:
Clouds will continue to spread across the state this afternoon as low pressure approaches from the west.
From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:
Arctic high pressure slipping off the southern New England coastline will bring a bright and very cold start to today.
Gusty west/northwest winds will continue to usher an arctic airmass into the region this afternoon.
Skies will turn partly sunny today with much colder temps on the way for the start of the workweek following the cold front that’s associated with this recent storm system.
We’ll see some snow, sleet, freezing rain & rain continuing through today.
Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in place through the overnight hours and into Sunday.
A ridge of arctic high pressure currently centered north of the Great Lakes will build east and bring dry and very cold conditions to Maine through the evening hours.
A cold front will move to our south and east this afternoon.
A small storm system moving east across central Quebec this morning will drag a strong arctic cold front through our region.
Happy New Year!
**We’re now seeing Winter Storm Watches being put up for the storm that will move into the area Monday.**
Temps today will stay cold, making into the single digits and teens with skies becoming mostly sunny.
Arctic air remains well entrenched across New England for the second day in a row.
Some locations in far Northern Maine starting out this morning with dangerous wind chills.
Arctic high pressure currently centered on the west side of Hudson Bay will bring dry and cold weather to Maine as we end 2014.
That colder airmass we’ve been waiting for has moved in and we’ll see highs below normal today, in the upper teens and low to mid 20s.
Much colder air will be invading our region during the next several days after a prolonged period of well above normal temperatures.
Today we start to transition back to more normal temperatures with highs mainly in the upper 20s and lower 30s.
Overnight tonight we’ll drop into the upper teens and low to mid 20s with partly cloudy skies and winds from the west at 5 – 10 mph.
Today we’ll see the light snow across Northern Maine early, as a low pressure system moves through.