Rain/Snow Mix Thursday Morning Followed By Rain

Clouds move in late tonight. Wintry mix Thursday morning followed by steadier rain as warmer air moves in.
Published: Dec. 1, 2021 at 4:35 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2021 at 9:25 PM EST
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Clouds continue to stream into the region ahead of a low pressure system that will bring a rain/snow mix for Thursday. Lows tonight will range from the upper teens in the mountains to the 20s elsewhere.

For Thursday, low pressure will slide to our north. This will allow warmer air will remain in place and most areas will see rain. As the precipitation starts Thursday morning, temperatures will be cool enough north & west of the Interstate that there will be the chance of a Wintry mix including snow, sleet, and freezing rain. Showers can be expected south & east of the Interstate and locations in the mountains can expect light snow to start. Steadier precipitation will occur during the afternoon. This will also corelate with warmer air moving in so expect any snow & mix to change over into all rain. Rain will clear out by late Thursday into very early Friday. Snowfall totals will stay less than an inch in the higher elevations & will easily be washed away by the rain. Some spots across Downeast Maine could see just over a quarter inch of rain. Highs on Thursday will range from the upper 30s the mountains to some low 50s along the coast.

As the low moves out Thursday night, the pressure gradient will tighten and winds will pick up on Friday. Gusts out of the northwest could exceed 30 mph on Friday & will help to draw in colder air. Concern Thursday night into Friday morning will be how cold the lows get. As of now it looks like most of our lows will be at or just above freezing, but still the risk of any wet roads freezing overnight will be a concern. Rest of Friday will have brightening skies with highs in the 30s.

The weekend overall looks to stay dry & cold. Highs for many will struggle to reach the freezing mark. A few flurries look to be possible Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Watching another low pressure by Monday. This low looks to bring the potential of a Wintry mix, but will be dependent on the track of the low. More details on this system to come.

TONIGHT: Increasing clouds with lows ranging from the upper teens to the upper 20s. Light & variable wind.

THURSDAY: Areas of rain & snow in the morning changing into all rain by the afternoon. Highs will range from the upper 30s in the mountains to close to 50° near the coast. Winds out of the south around 10-20 mph with a few gusts up to 25 mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies, cold & breezy. Highs will reach the low to mid 30s with winds that will gust up to 35 mph.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies & cold. Highs staying below freezing with many spots remaining in the 20s.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny skies & cold. Highs reaching the upper 20s & low 30s.

MONDAY: Rain/snow mix possible. Highs in the 40s and low 50s.

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