Rain Tapering To Showers This Afternoon, Snow & Mix Far North

Rain Tapering To Showers This Afternoon
Published: Jan. 13, 2023 at 7:05 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2023 at 1:20 PM EST
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Low pressure will track across Northern Maine this afternoon. Steadier rain will taper to scattered showers as the afternoon progresses. We’ll continue to see snow and mixed precipitation across the far north and that will gradually taper off this afternoon as well. We’ll see a wide range in temperatures from mainly 30s north to the 40s and low 50s closer to the coast. Low pressure will move to our north and east tonight bringing the precipitation to an end. Outside of the slight chance of a snow or icy mix shower tonight, the bulk of the night looks dry. Winds will shift to the north/northwest on the backside of the storm, ushering colder air back into the region tonight. Lows will drop to the 20s to low 30s tonight which may create some icy spots on the roads.

Saturday looks mostly cloudy and drier overall although computer models are showing low pressure passing just offshore but close enough to bring some light snow or light icy mix mainly to eastern parts of the state during the morning. Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 20s to mid-30s. High pressure building into the area will give us a brighter second half of our weekend. Sunday will feature a mix of sun and clouds with highs in the 20s to near 30°. Moisture wrapping around low pressure, out over the Atlantic, may come close enough to bring some light snow or icy mix to coastal and Downeast areas Sunday afternoon otherwise much of the state will see a dry day. Low pressure over the Atlantic is forecast to move back to the west towards New England Monday. This will give us a chance to see some snow and mixed precipitation during the day Monday and possibly into Tuesday. Lots of uncertainty there so we’ll keep you posted as we get closer.

Rest of Today: Rain tapering to scattered showers. Snow and mix across the far north. Breezy. Highs between 37°-52°. Southeast wind 10-20 MPH with gusts to 30 MPH possible.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A few snow showers or icy mix showers possible. Lows between 23°-33°. North/northwest wind 5-15 MPH.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and colder. Areas of light snow or icy mix possible during the morning. Highs between 26°-36°. North wind 10-15 MPH with gusts to 25-30 MPH possible.

Sunday: Mix of sun and clouds. Light snow or mix possible during the afternoon and evening for Coastal and Downeast areas. Highs in the mid-20s to low 30s.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. Snow and mix possible. Highs in the 20s to near 30°.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with morning snow showers possible. Highs in the 30s.