From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:
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.
We’ll have mainly clear skies overnight. Temps will cool down, but only into the upper 20s and low 30s due to the mixing from the winds that should continue to subside overnight.
From the TV 5 Forecast Center:
High pressure centered well south of New England will build in and bring us some dry weather for today and Saturday.
We broke a record high yesterday in Bangor.
A cold front will move east of the state this afternoon.
**WIND ADVISORIES and AREAL FLOOD WATCHES are now posted.
Low pressure will continue to track northward towards southern Michigan this afternoon and evening.
Some lingering rain and snow showers are likely this evening with some freezing rain mixing in, especially in northern parts of the state.
Moisture streaming northward into New England ahead of low pressure over the Midwest will give us the chance for some occasional light precipitation today.
Highs today will range from the mid-30s to the low 40s with cloudy skies and a few showers moving in as the day progresses.
High pressure will slowly slide to our east today providing us with a light east/northeast wind today.
Lots of clouds will stick around the area for today.
We have another few cool and quiet days on the way before we see a large rain storm move in, just in time for Christmas Eve and Christmas day.
High pressure currently working east from western Ontario will bring generally quiet and chilly conditions to Maine this weekend and Monday as well.
High pressure building towards the area combined with northwest winds today will allow skies to continue to brighten this afternoon.
High pressure approaching New England from the west will bring brightening skies to Maine both today and Saturday with most clouds being found across the north and mountains.
Snow will continue tapering to snow showers from west to east this afternoon.