Rain & Snow Expected Friday
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Clouds will move in during the night tonight and we may see a few rain and/or snow showers late tonight especially north and west of Bangor as our next storm system approaches. Nighttime temperatures will drop to the upper 20s to mid-30s for lows.
Low pressure is forecast to move along the Maine coastline during the day Friday. This will bring us rain and snow for the day Friday, starting out showery in nature early in the morning and becoming steadier by late morning through the evening hours. It looks like precipitation will fall mainly as rain south for Dover-Foxcroft and Lincoln during the day Friday while areas from Dover-Foxcroft to Lincoln north see rain/snow mix and even all snow at times. Light accumulations of a coating to an inch or two will be possible during the day Friday especially Dover-Foxcroft to Lincoln northward so if you have travel plans across northern locales on Friday, drive carefully as roads could be slick in spots. Temperatures on Friday will be in the mid-30s to low 40s. As low pressure moves to our east later Friday and Friday night, colder air will filter southward across the state on the backside of the storm which will cause rain and rain/snow mix to changeover to all snow even along the coast Friday evening and Friday night. The snow is expected to taper off from west to east late Friday night into the first half of Saturday. By early Saturday morning, storm total snowfall amounts will only be a coating to 1″ along the coast, 1″-3″ expected for Interior Downeast, the Greater Bangor Area, and south into the Capital Region. Higher amounts of 2″-5″ are expected from Dover-Foxcroft to Lincoln northward through Greenville, Millinocket and Houlton and 3″-7″ expected across the far north.
Low pressure will pull away from the state on Saturday. As the snow winds down during the morning, we’ll see drier, brighter, breezy and cold conditions for the afternoon. Highs on Saturday will top off in the upper 20s to mid-30s but feel much colder with a gusty west/northwest wind. Sunday will feature a mix of sun and clouds and a lighter wind. Temperatures on Sunday will reach the low to mid-30s for most spots. We’ve issued a FIRST ALERT for Monday as we’re watching the potential of significant snowfall during the day Monday. There’s still plenty of uncertainty with this so we’ll keep you posted as we get closer.
Tonight: Increasing clouds. A few rain or snow showers possible late especially north and west of Bangor. Lows between 27°-36°. Light and variable wind.
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Rain/snow showers during the morning then steadier rain/snow likely inland and rain likely along the coast during the afternoon and evening. Highs in the mid-30s to low 40s. Light and variable wind.
Saturday: Light snow and snow showers tapering off during the morning then variably cloudy, breezy and cold during the afternoon. Highs in the upper 20s to mid-30s.
Sunday: Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 20s to mid-30s.
Monday: Snow possible. Highs in the upper 20s to mid-30s.
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