Rain & Mix to Snow Tonight

Chris Ewing

Updated 5 hours ago

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From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

A storm system both at the surface and aloft will continue to impact the conditions across Maine tonight and part of tomorrow. Precipitation throughout our area will continue tonight as the surface low slowly lifts north from the Gulf of Maine this evening up into southern Nova Scotia tomorrow morning. The atmosphere will continue to cool off tonight as the upper low moves overhead and the surface wind becomes northwest which will allow the rain and mixed precipitation to change from rain and mix to mostly snow later on this evening from north to south. Periods of snow will continue to fall across our region tomorrow as the upper low slowly drifts off to our northeast, with the snow tapering off from south to north during the late morning and afternoon hours.

Expected snowfall tonight and tomorrow will range from 2” or less along the coast to generally between 1 to 4” in the Augusta and Bangor regions. North and west of Bangor including the Skowhegan, Dover-Foxcroft and Lincoln regions between 3 and 6” will pile up, with 6” plus accumulating across the north and mountains. Temperatures tonight will drop into the mid 20s to near freezing, with highs on Thursday running in the upper 20s to mid 30s from north to south.

High pressure approaching our area from the west will bring partly sunny skies to New England both Friday and Saturday.  High temperatures Fridays will range from the mid 20s to mid 30s from north to south, with temperatures on Saturday running a few degrees cooler. A storm system developing over the Southeastern States over the weekend may get close enough to Maine to bring some light snow or mixed precipitation to Maine later Sunday night or Monday, but at this point in time it appears any precipitation that does fall in Maine will be on the light side.

A much stronger storm will develop over the middle of the country later Tuesday or Wednesday. The exact track of this new stronger storm will determine if we see rain, snow or a mixed bag of precipitation either Christmas Eve and or Christmas day. At this point in time it looks like the storm may move up into Canada west of New England and that would bring our region more of a rain and wind event, but the potential storm is still about a week away and the storm’s track will likely shift somewhat from today’s predicted track.

 

 

Tonight:

Wednesday night: Rain to mix to snow south and mix to snow north, with low temps in the mid 20s to low 30s.

 

Thursday: Morning snow and snow showers tapering off from south to north, with high temps in the upper 20s to upper 30s.

 

Friday: Becoming partly sunny, with high temps in the mid 20s to mid 30s.

 

Saturday: Partly sunny, with high temps in the 20s to near 30.

 

Sunday: Increasing clouds, with high temps in the upper 20s to mid 30s.

 

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a bit of light snow and rain possible and high temps in the upper 20s to mid 30s.

 

Chris Ewing

WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist

 

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