An area of high pressure over our state will bring mostly clear skies tonight and mainly sunny skies for the start of the day tomorrow. Tempos will fall into the single digits tonight across much of the state and will fall to the subzero single digits north of about Bangor. Winds will be from the west tonight at around 5 – 10 mph. Tomorrow highs will be able to rebound back into the upper 20s with winds shifting to become from the south. Clouds move in tomorrow evening and overnight with snow developing as a trough of low pressure moves into the region. Most of us see in the 2-3 inch range with this storm. Locations along the coast could see up to 5” with locations in far northern and Western Maine likely getting just a dusting.
The snow mostly ends by Monday morning, but a few snow showers might linger though the daytime hours. Temps Monday top out in the upper 20s and low 30s. It becomes a bit breezy by Monday night and temps will fall into the single digits and teens.
High pressure moves back in for Tuesday, creating mostly sunny skies. Temps will be cooler, in the upper teens and low to mid 20s. Clouds move in Tuesday night as an area of low pressure approaches the region. Some snow will develop overnight, but will mainly change to a mix and rain by Wednesday as much warmer air moves in with the warm front. We’re talking upper 30s and low 40s possible Wednesday. Some locations in far Northern Maine may stay as all snow, but most of us will see a changeover to at least mix, if not all rain. A few snow showers are possible on the backside of the low. Thursday is colder with mostly sunny skies.
*By the way, we did it! It is officially the coldest month in recorded history in Bangor. As of the 27th (still waiting on the data from today, the 28th) our average temp was 6.1°. The next coldest was a temp of 8.4° back in January of 1991. In fact, all of the other top 5 coldest months have been Januarys. The next coldest February was in 1993 with an average temp of 11.3°. And don’t even get me started on the snowfall totals. So exciting (unless you hate snow/have to pay for plowing/have nothing else to complain about)! We’re number 4 right now, with 117.1”. We’ll make it into the number 2 spot soon I think which is currently 119.7”. The all time record is 181.9” and Lord help me if we get there.*
Tonight: Lows -3° to 7° with mostly clear skies. Winds from the west at 5 – 10 mph.
Sunday: Highs 25°-30° with sun early and increasing clouds in the evening. Snow develops overnight. Winds from the south at 5 – 10 mph.
Monday: Snow ends early. Most of us see from 2-3” with up to 5” along the coast. Partly cloudy skies by the afternoon. Highs 28°-33°.
Tuesday: Highs 18°-26° with mostly sunny skies and increasing clouds in the evening. Snow develops overnight.
Wednesday: Snow quickly changes to a mix and rain as warm air moves in. Highs will be from 35°-43°.
Thursday: Highs 18°-25° with mostly sunny skies.
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