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Bright & Frigid Saturday

Chris Ewing

Updated 1 week ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The arctic cold front that produced the strong but brief heavy snow squalls across Maine Friday continues to move east off the New England coastline. A large dome of high pressure currently centered just north of the Great Lakes will build east and control the weather across our area through Saturday evening. Saturday will turn out to be bright and very cold throughout Maine, with high temps holding in the single numbers to low teens from north to south and an active breeze will keep wind chill values running sub-zero much of the day. As the high moves off to our east Saturday night a southwest breeze will develop across our area and a milder airmass will begin to filter back into the Pine Tree State by Sunday morning. The milder southwest breeze will allow temps across most of Maine to climb above freezing during the day Sunday and as light precipitation begins to break out ahead of a weak storm system crossing southeastern Canada it will likely fall as a combination of both rain and snow.

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Dry, Breezy & Bitterly Cold Saturday

Chris Ewing

Updated 1 week ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The arctic cold front that produced the strong but brief heavy snow squalls across Maine today continues to move east off the New England coastline. A large dome of high pressure currently centered just north of the Great Lakes will build east and control the weather across our area through Saturday evening. A strong northwest wind will continue to usher a fresh shot of arctic air into New England tonight. The combination of the stiff northwest breeze and temps dipping well below zero tonight will drive the wind chill values to between -15 and -40 from south to north by daybreak tomorrow, so if you have to venture out make sure you are dressed for the bitter conditions, also make sure the pets stay indoors tonight.

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Turning Breezy & Colder Today, Sunny & Frigid Saturday

Todd Simcox

Updated 1 week ago

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

A cold front will move to our east this afternoon. Scattered snow showers and some heavier snow squalls will be possible with the frontal passage. As the front moves to our east this afternoon, winds will shift to the northwest and increase to 10-20 MPH, ushering a colder airmass into the region. Temperatures will be in the mid-20s to low 30s early this afternoon then fall to the teens to around 20° by later this afternoon. Skies will be mostly clear tonight and with the colder air in place, temperatures will bottom out below zero in most locales. Temperatures will drop to around 0° along the coast and between -5° to around -16° over inland and northern areas. Winds will remain breezy so wind chills will be dangerous during the nighttime hours, ranging from -20° to -40° at times.

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Falling Temps Today

Chris Ewing

Updated 2 weeks ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

Snow showers associated with an approaching arctic cold front will continue this Friday morning. The arctic front will move east through Maine this morning and behind the front, a fresh shot of arctic air will move into Maine later in the day on a gusty northwest breeze. Afternoon temps will take a tumble throughout our region and by late in the day the temps will range from the upper teens east to the single numbers over the northwest parts of Maine. The combination of a stiff northwest breeze and temps dipping well below zero tonight will drive the wind chill values to between -15 and -35 from south to north by daybreak on Saturday.

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Some Snow Showers Today Through Tomorrow, More Comfortable Temps for Most

Jessica Conley

Updated 2 weeks ago

We’ll have mostly cloudy skies today due to the high pressure system weakening and the low pressure system off the coast swinging clouds into our state. We’ll see the most clouds in southern portions of the state gradually moving to the north. We will have light snow today and tonight, especially in southern and coastal locations, and could see 1-2” of accumulation as we go through the overnight hours. Temps in coastal spots have stayed very mild with clouds around last night and northern temps have cooled off significantly with clear skies and calm winds overnight last night. Almost a 40 degree range of temps this morning across the forecast area!

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Scattered Snow Shower Later Tomorrow into Early Friday

Chris Ewing

Updated 2 weeks ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The ridge of arctic high pressure that has produced the fair and very cold conditions across New England the past two days will weaken a bit tonight and Thursday as it drifts off to our northeast. As the high weakens moisture associated with an inverted trough located offshore will combine with a weak disturbance aloft to bring more clouds and even a bit of light snow to parts of Maine tomorrow and tomorrow night. How close the trough offshore comes to the Maine coast later tomorrow into early Friday will determine how much light snow falls in our region. Coastal areas stand the best chance of picking up some minor accumulations of snow tomorrow and tomorrow night as those locals will be closest to the trough. A dusting to a couple of inches seems possible through tomorrow night over the eastern half of Maine.

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Partly to Mostly Sunny with Seasonable Temps

Jessica Conley

Updated 2 weeks ago

After an extremely cold start to the day today we will see highs warming up into the teens and 20s. Winds will be light and from the south so that could create wind chill factors falling as low as 15° below zero but, the winds will also help usher in warmer air off the ocean. There’s a high pressure system sitting right on top of us, so we’ll see plenty of sunshine today and into the day Thursday.

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Clear & Bitterly Cold Tonight

Chris Ewing

Updated 2 weeks ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The ridge of arctic high pressure that brought the sunny, breezy and very cold conditions to Maine today will continue to control the weather in our region tonight and tomorrow. The combination of a clear sky and a light wind along with the arctic air will drive temps well below zero across most of our region tonight and early tomorrow. Low temps will range from just a bit below zero along the coastline to as cold as -30 in some of the deeper valleys of far northern Maine, with lows around the Bangor region generally running between -15 and -5. High pressure will bring bright and slightly less cold conditions to our region Wednesday.

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Cold, Bright, & Breezy Today, Frigid Overnight

Jessica Conley

Updated 2 weeks ago

It’ll be cold today, with highs only in the teens. We’ll also have winds from the north at around 10 – 15 mph so it will feel like it’s close to or below zero all day. High pressure from Canada moves in so we will see sunshine today, Wednesday, and into the day Thursday before the high departs the area and a low moves in for Friday. Temps will be about five to ten degrees warmer Wednesday than Tuesday due to light southerly flow (warm air off the water) and lots of sunshine.

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Bright, Breezy & Very Cold Tuesday

Chris Ewing

Updated 2 weeks ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The small storm system that brought the 2” to 5” of light snow to Maine today will slip up into southeastern Canada this evening. As the storm departs to our northeast any leftover light snow will come to an end across our region, other than a few brief snow showers or squalls that pop-up as a rather strong arctic cold front slips southeast through New England this evening. The best shot of seeing a brief snow shower or squall with the front’s passage will be over the far north and mountains. A brisk northwest breeze behind the front will usher another blast of arctic air into the Northeast beginning later tonight. Temps late tonight across Maine will range from -10 across the far north to near 10 in the Portland region, with wind chill values dipping into the range of -10 to -30 from the Bangor Region on north.

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Bright, Breezy & Much Colder Tuesday

Chris Ewing

Updated 2 weeks ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The small storm system that brought the 1” to 3” of light snow to Maine today will slip up into southeastern Canada this evening. As the storm departs to our northeast any leftover light snow will come to an end across our region, other than a few brief snow showers or squalls that pop-up as a rather strong arctic cold front slips southeast through New England this evening. The best shot of seeing a brief snow shower or squall with the front’s passage will be over the far north and mountains. A brisk northwest breeze behind the front will usher another blast of arctic air into the Northeast beginning later tonight. Temps late tonight across Maine will range from -10 across the far north to near 10 in the Portland region, with wind chill values dipping into the range of -10 to -30 from the Bangor Region on north.

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Light Snow Today, Very Cold Overnight & Tomorrow

Jessica Conley

Updated 2 weeks ago

We’ll see snow moving into the region this morning. Snow will generally be light. It’s not looking like much in the way of accumulation. I’m thinking about 1-3” across the state. Things taper off in the early evening. Temps will be in the upper 20s and low to mid 30s today. Could see a few snow squalls late in the day too.

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Light Snow For Most Monday

Jessica Conley

Updated 2 weeks ago

We’ll have cloudy skies tonight due to a low pressure system moving into the area, so temps stay a bit more comfy (in the teens for most and single digits north) overnight too. Light snow develops early Monday morning (before daybreak) due to the low and cold front moving through the region. Snow could be steady at times, but it’s not looking like much in the way of accumulation. I’m thinking about 1-3” across the state. Could see a bit of mixing along the immediate coastline for a short time in the afternoon. Things taper off Monday in the late afternoon and early evening. Temps will be in the upper 20s and low to mid 30s Monday. Could see a few snow squalls late in the day Monday too.

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Sunny and Seasonable Today, Some Snow Tomorrow

Jessica Conley

Updated 2 weeks ago

A fairly quiet pattern setting up for this upcoming week with the exception of a disturbance Monday.

 

After a chilly start today, we’ll be able to somewhat warm up, into the 20s. We’ll have mostly sunny skies due to an area of high pressure that’s currently to our southwest shifting to the east and setting up a nice ridge of high pressure for us. Clouds increase by tomorrow evening  due to a low pressure system moving into the area, so temps stay a bit more comfy (in the teens for most and single digits north) overnight into Monday.

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Dry & Cold This Weekend

Chris Ewing

Updated 2 weeks ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The small storm system that brought the mostly light snow to much of New England Friday morning continues to slide northeast through the Canadian Maritimes. As a trailing arctic cold front slips off the New England coastline much colder air will filter back into New England for today. Despite a fair amount of sunshine the high temps across Maine will range from the single numbers north and west of Greenville and Millinocket to the teens to low 20s elsewhere across the state. Temperatures Sunday will moderate just a little bit as the arctic high moves offshore and a southerly breeze develops here.

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Light Snow Today With Much More Comfortable Temps

Jessica Conley

Updated 2 weeks ago

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Coastal and Central Washington County and Coastal Hancock County from 7am this morning to 7pm tonight. We could see 2-4” of snow there and with gusty winds, driving could become especially treacherous.

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Period of Light Snow Friday

Chris Ewing

Updated 3 weeks ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

The ridge of arctic high pressure that brought the bitterly cold air to New England last night and today will slip east off the Mid-Atlantic Coastline this evening. The combination of a southwest breeze on the backside of the high and increasing clouds ahead of a fast moving clipper type storm will cause temps to slowly rise overnight. Temps late tonight will range from the single numbers across far northern Maine to the low 20s along our coastline.

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Dangerously Cold Today, Light Snow Tomorrow & More Comfortable

Jessica Conley

Updated 3 weeks ago

WIND CHILL WARNINGS and ADVISORIES are in effect through 11am this morning due to dangerously cold wind chills.

 

Very cold today with extremely cold wind chills throughout the day. Temps could feel like they’re from -20° to -45°. Please make sure to protect your skin if you’re spending any time at all outside. Don’t forget about your pets either.

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Dangerously Cold Later Tonight & Thursday!

Chris Ewing

Updated 3 weeks ago

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

As an arctic cold front sweeps east through Maine plan on some scattered flurries, snow showers and possibly even a few widely scattered snow squalls this evening. As the front moves off to the east of Maine this evening any leftover flurries and squalls will come to an end across our region and the skies will begin to clear out. A fresh shot of arctic air will spill into Maine later tonight as temps tumble well below zero after midnight and that along with a gusty wind will drive the wind chill values to between -20 and -45 by daybreak tomorrow. This is a dangerously cold airmass so if you must venture out make sure you are properly dressed and that you cover all exposed skin. Also make sure the pets stay indoors tonight and tomorrow.

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More Arctic Air On The Way…

Todd Simcox

Updated 3 weeks ago

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

A couple weak areas of low pressure will affect our weather today. The first is a storm just offshore will bring some snow showers to mainly coastal and Downeast areas throughout the day. The second area of low pressure located over southern Quebec will drag a cold front across the state this afternoon into this evening and will bring snow showers to the rest of the state and possibly some heavier snow squalls. Accumulations of a dusting to an inch or two will be possible in most locations by later today with coastal areas possibly seeing a bit more. Temperatures will be a bit better today with highs reaching the teens to around 20° in most spots. Arctic air will return to the state tonight behind the departing cold front. Snow showers will taper off this evening followed by partial clearing late. Temperatures will bottom out in the teens and 20s below zero from Greenville to Millinocket northward and in the single numbers and teens below zero elsewhere. Northwest winds will pick up tonight too and will give us wind chills ranging from -20° to -50° at times.

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