Today and Tonight: Light snow is expected this morning with the light snow tapering off to a few rain showers this afternoon. Since temperatures this morning are already just above freezing, little or no snow accumulation is expected. High temperatures today will be near 38 Degrees.
High pressure to the north is forecast to nose down into northern Maine tonight, however, the combination of deep moisture trapped below 5000 feet, a east to northeast wind flow and a trough axis over northern Maine will cause areas of freezing drizzle tonight; therefore, roads may be quite slippery tonight, so use caution when driving.
Tuesday through Wednesday: The latest GFS and NAM models are forecasting that skies will be mostly cloudy on Tuesday and that is what I’m going to go with. High temperatures Tuesday will be near 37 Degrees. A partly cloudy night is forecast for Tuesday night with low temperatures near 25 Degrees.
Low pressure will be developing off of the Mid-Atlantic coast on Wednesday and I expect our skies to cloud back over during Wednesday with any snow holding off until Wednesday night. High temperatures Wednesday will be near 35 Degrees.
Wednesday night through Sunday: Two coastal storms have the potential to bring a long duration significant winter storm to northern Maine from Wednesday night and possibly lasting through this weekend.
Storm number 1 will affect our area during Wednesday night and Thursday with snow. The snow is forecast to be a wet and heavy snow. Before the snow can end from the first storm, a new low pressure system is forecast to form and combine with the first low pressure system in the Gulf of Maine on Friday. This powerful low in the Gulf of Maine will draw in a surge of Atlantic air into Maine during Thursday night and Friday and this could cause a mixture of snow, sleet and rain across northern Maine for Friday. It should be noted that the snow could continue right through this weekend, although it should be lighter in intensity.
It is way too early to start making specific calls on total snowfall accumulations, but the potential is there for a lot of snow to accumulate between Wednesday night and Sunday. To give you an idea of the range of possibilities: The Canadian ensemble model is forecasting the least amount of snow with about 7 inches predicted, while the GFS and GFS ensemble models are going gangbusters on forecast snow totals as they are predicting somewhere between 18 and 20 inches of total snow between Wednesday night and Sunday. So, obviously, stay tuned!!
Today: Light snow this morning, then a mix of some sun and lots of clouds with isolated rain showers this afternoon. Highs near 38 Degrees. Winds North 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with areas of freezing drizzle. Lows near 25 Degrees. Winds Northeast around 5 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs near 35 Degrees. Winds Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Lows near 25 Degrees. Winds East around 10 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs near 35 Degrees. Winds East around 10 mph.
Wednesday night: Cloudy before midnight, then snow after midnight. Lows near 28 Degrees.
Thursday and Thursday night: Snow. Highs near 32 Degrees. Lows near 28 Degrees.
Friday: Snow, sleet and rain. Highs near 34 Degrees.
Friday night: Snow. Lows near 28 Degrees.
Saturday through Sunday: Light snow. Highs near 32 Degrees. Lows near 25 Degrees.
Prepared by Rob and Meg Lightbown, Crown Weather Services
Disclaimer: All forecasts herein are made to the best ability of the forecaster. However, due to standard forecasting error, these forecasts cannot be guaranteed. Any action or inaction taken by users of this forecast is the sole responsibility of that user.