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Cold again tonight; snow, strong winds on Monday

Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 6:22 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 15, 2022 at 6:51 PM EST
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Temperatures are expected to drop below zero once again Saturday night for inland areas. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for northern Maine through midnight for wind chills to -35°. The state will see improvement in temperatures Sunday afternoon.

Snowfall forecast for Monday - Tuesday morning.
Snowfall forecast for Monday - Tuesday morning.(WABI)

Another First Alert is in effect for Monday for accumulating snowfall. A low pressure system tracking into the northeast will bring snowfall starting early Monday morning in southern Maine and work its way north. Areas along I-95 and east to the coastline could see a change over to a wintry mix and rain. Snow accumulation will be light along the coast and increase inland. Areas along the interstate could see 2-4″ and with 8″+ possible in western Maine and the higher elevations. Coastal area will most likely only receive an inch or less. A few lingering snow showers are possible Tuesday morning. In addition to snow and rain, it will be very windy on Monday. Gusts to 40 mph are possible inland with up to 55 mph gusts along the coast. This could cause blowing snow and reduce visibility.

Wind gust forecast for Monday at noon
Wind gust forecast for Monday at noon(WABI)

There is another chance of snow on Wednesday when a low pressure system tracks in from the west. This system will exit on Wednesday night and high pressure will move in for Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will have the potential to sink below zero once again during the overnight hours.

TONIGHT: Clear. Lows –14 to 3°. Northwest wind 5-15 mph.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 11-22°. Winds becoming southwest 5-10 mph.

MONDAY: Snow with a change over to rain along I-95 and east. Highs 33-43°. East wind 10-20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph inland and up to 55 mph along the coast.

TUESDAY: Lingering morning snow showers, then partly sunny. Highs in the mid teens to low 30s. West wind 10-20 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Snow showers possible. Highs in the low teens to low 30s. Light and variable wind.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid teens to low 30s. West wind 5-15 mph.

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