From the TV 5 Forecast Center:
A cold front will slowly push towards the state today. As the front gets closer, we’ll see a few showers developing over far northern areas this morning with an increasing chance for showers this afternoon for areas north of Bangor while the remainder of the state sees a mainly dry day. Temperatures will be well above average this afternoon with highs in the 50s for most spots with a few spots over northern and northwestern areas staying in the upper 40s. Showers will be likely for all areas tonight as the cold front moves through the state. The airmass ahead of the cold front will be warm enough so that precipitation falls as plain rain for most cities/towns but colder air coming in behind the front will likely change the rain showers over to at least some mixed rain/snow or possibly a brief period of all snow showers for areas from Greenville to Millinocket northward later tonight/early Saturday morning before ending. Depending on how quickly the changeover occurs, we could see some light accumulations of a coating to 1” in some northern locales. Temperatures will bottom out in the 30s for nighttime lows.
After a brief warm up with above average temperatures today, temperatures will be cooler this weekend with highs mainly in the 30s Saturday and Sunday. We may see a lingering rain or mixed rain/snow shower Downeast and along the coast to start the day Saturday otherwise lingering morning clouds will give way to partly to mostly sunny skies with high pressure building into the region. A cold front is forecast to cross the state on Sunday. The front doesn’t have much moisture with it so other than the chance for a few flurries, the front should come through mainly dry. Colder air behind the front will move in for Monday with highs only reaching the upper 20s to mid-30s. Milder temperatures and some showers will return to the forecast on Tuesday.
Today: Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild. Scattered showers possible during the afternoon mainly over areas north of Bangor. Highs between 48°-58°. Southwest wind 8-18 MPH.
Tonight: Scattered showers likely. Showers will change to mixed rain/snow or all snow showers over areas from Greenville to Millinocket northward late. Any accumulations will be less than 1”. Lows between 29°-39°. Southwest wind around 10 MPH becoming north/northwest.
Saturday: Brightening skies. Colder with highs between 35°-42°. North wind 5-15 MPH.
Sunday: Mix of sun and clouds with a few flurries possible. Highs in the 30s to near 40°.
Monday: Mostly sunny and chilly. Highs in the upper 20s to mid-30s.
Tuesday: Increasing clouds with afternoon showers developing. Highs in the upper 30s to low 40s.
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