Light Snow & A Breeze Into Tuesday Morning. Wintry Mix By Wednesday

Cold front will bring light snow showers & a breeze into Tuesday morning. Another shot of a Wintry mix by Wednesday.
Published: Dec. 20, 2021 at 4:44 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2021 at 9:29 PM EST
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - High pressure continues to move southeast. Clouds have been moving in from the west ahead of a cold front that will pass through early Tuesday morning. Rest of the night will consist of increasing clouds and the chance of a few snow showers in the mountains. Lows will drop down into the teens & 20s.

Cold front will move southeast out of the mountains Tuesday morning. Snow showers will be possible across northern locations during the morning hours. A light coating of snow will be possible for the higher elevations. As the front passes, winds will increase out of the WNW. This could generate areas of blowing snow for spots that pick up snow. Winds will be strongest in the mountains where gusts in the morning will be upwards of 30 mph. Elsewhere, winds will still be on the breezy side, but will only gust around 20-25 mph. Winds will die down during the afternoon and skies will also gradually clear. Highs Tuesday will range from the upper 20s in the mountains to close to 40° near the coast. Keep in mind, the wind will make if FEEL colder.

By Wednesday, watching two areas of low pressure that look to merge over us. One low will move out of the Great Lakes and the other will move northwards along the east coast into the Gulf Of Maine. This looks to be another scenario where a Wintry mix will be possible including, snow, rain & freezing rain. All snow looks to be likely during Wednesday morning before warmer air pushes in. This will change the snow into all rain along the coast. Along I-95 is where we will see a window of sleet & freezing rain. North & west of the Interstate will see a chance of snow which could be heavy at times. Snowfall looks to be highest across parts of northern Penobscot, eastern Piscataquis and all of Aroostook counties. This is where 6″+ will be possible with some locations around Caribou, Presque Isle & Houlton that could see 8-12″. Totals will taper quickly the farther south & west you go. The Bangor area as of now can expect around 1-3″. Totals are subject to change and will be dependent on track & intensity of the low.

All snow early Wednesday morning before warm air changes snow over to a Wintry mix from the...
All snow early Wednesday morning before warm air changes snow over to a Wintry mix from the I-95 towards the coast. Freezing rain will be possible through the afternoon. Icy roads are expected.(WABI)
All snow is expected for areas north & west of I-95 on Wednesday. Periods of heavy snow will be...
All snow is expected for areas north & west of I-95 on Wednesday. Periods of heavy snow will be likely by late afternoon into the early evening hours. Highest amounts will be across northeast Maine where 6"+ will be possible. Parts of Aroostook county could see 8-12". Subject to change based on track & intensity of the low.(WABI)

After this system clears out late Wednesday, high pressure moves in for Thursday & Friday.

Watching another area of low pressure by Christmas Day. This could bring another shot of snow. Still a lot of uncertainty with the track of this low.

TONIGHT: Increasing clouds. Chance of light snow in the mountains. Lows will range from the mid to upper teens to the low 20s. Southwest wind around 5-15 mph.

TUESDAY: Light snow across the north ending by mid-morning. Some blowing snow possible. Skies clearing into the afternoon with highs ranging from the upper 20s north to the low 40s along the coast. Will be breezy in the morning with westerly gusts around 20-30 mph. Winds die down for the afternoon.

WEDNESDAY: Wintry mix likely along the coast with accumulating snow inland. Highs in the 20s & low 30s.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny skies with highs in the teens & 20s.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies with highs in the teens & 20s.

CHRISTMAS DAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs in the 20s & 30s.

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