Northern Maine Weather Forecast
Snow Showers This Morning Will Give Way To Partly Sunny Skies This Afternoon; Colder Weather Expected For Sunday; Light Snow Expected Monday Night Into Tuesday
Saturday, March 8, 2014 7:15 am
by Rob Lightbown
TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT: A weak low pressure system will pull a frontal boundary across northern Maine this morning. Cloudy skies with snow showers are expected to continue throughout this morning before ending by or just before midday. Any snow accumulations will be less than one inch.
Once this frontal boundary passes, skies are expected to become partly sunny as the afternoon progresses today. High temperatures today will be near 36 Degrees. Winds today will be southwest at 5 to 10 mph this morning and northwest at 5 to 10 mph this afternoon.
Clear to partly cloudy skies are expected for tonight with low temperatures near 5 above zero. Winds tonight will be northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY: An area of high pressure will control our weather on Sunday with partly sunny skies expected and high temperatures near 22 Degrees. Winds on Sunday will be northwest at 5 to 10 mph.
Generally partly cloudy skies are expected on Sunday night with low temperatures near zero. Winds on Sunday night will be southwest at 5 mph.
Monday will be a cloudy day with high temperatures near 25 Degrees. Winds on Monday will be southwest at 5 to 10 mph.
MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY: An area of low pressure will track across northern Maine during Monday night and Tuesday. This means that light snow can be expected from Monday night into a good part of Tuesday. Right now, it appears that snow accumulations of 1 to 2 inches seem most likely from this weather system.
Low temperatures Monday night will be near 15 Degrees. High temperatures Tuesday will be near 32 Degrees.
WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: There continues to be a significant amount of uncertainty regarding the track of a storm system that will move from near North Carolina on Wednesday to offshore of New England by Thursday. A good portion of the guidance has a scenario of showing high pressure remaining entrenched over us which would lead to an out to sea storm track and no snow for northern Maine. Now, some other guidance has a storm track that is closer to our area which would, if it came true, would give northern Maine at least some light snow on Wednesday night into Thursday.
Here is my thinking on what may happen from Wednesday through Friday:
Wednesday will be a partly sunny day with high temperatures near 20 Degrees.
Light snow is possible across northern Maine throughout Wednesday night and Thursday. Right now, snow accumulations look to be on the light side with perhaps 1 to 3 inches from the Saint John Valley to the Caribou-Presque Isle area to maybe 2 to 4 inches of snow accumulation for the Houlton and Millinocket areas. Low temperatures Wednesday night will be near zero. High temperatures Thursday will be near 20 Degrees.
Finally, Friday looks like it will be a partly sunny day with high temperatures near 25 Degrees.
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