Wind chills alleviate tonight, but overnight lows will still be frigid
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Wind Chill Warnings have been downgraded to Wind Chill Advisories which are set to expire by 7 p.m. Up north, areas of blowing snow will still cause reduced visibilities, especially near open fields. Their Blizzard Warning is set to expire by 7 p.m. The arctic high-pressure jogs to our south tonight, this will allow winds to calm down and switch from a frigid northwesterly direction to a southwesterly direction. This shift in winds will aid in a relief from the dangerous cold as we get into Sunday. Tonight, we’ll see mostly clear to partly cloudy skies with overnight low temperatures dropping into the single digits and teens below zero inland and single digits above zero along the coast.
Sunday will see much improvement in terms of temperatures and wind chill values. High temperatures warm up into the upper teens and 20′s north, with 30′s DownEast and along the coast. Skies will be mostly cloudy; a very weak low-pressure system is forecast to cross the state. As it does so, it lifts a warm front from south to north across the state. The warm front will not only bring in more tolerable temperatures, but also, some light snow showers. Snow showers push in late morning and linger across northern Maine and the mountains through Sunday night. Accumulations will be light, with highest totals across northern Maine and the mountains, only expect a coating to 2″.
Heading into the beginning of the work week, we remain quiet as high pressure builds to the north of the region. High temperatures continue to rise into the 30′s. Our next system looks to move in Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. The low-pressure system cuts to our northwest bringing in some light snow across northern Maine with a snow/rain mix Downeast. We dry out by late Wednesday morning and sunshine returns Wednesday afternoon. Another system cuts over the Great Lakes region and sends more rain/snow mix our way for Thursday afternoon into Friday morning.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear to partly cloudy skies, lows drop into the teens and single digits below zero inland, and into the single digits above zero along the coast. Winds will be turning from NW to SW, decreasing to around 5-10 mph.
SUNDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies, high temperatures reach the upper teens and 20′s north and 30′s DownEast. Light snow showers with around a coating-2″ possible, highest totals will be across northern Maine.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 20s and mid to upper 30s.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with afternoon snow showers north and rain snow/mix south. Highs in the 30s.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a rain/snow mix ending early AM. Highs in the 30s and low 40s.
THURSDAY: Partly sunny. Highs in the 30s and low 40s. Snow/rain mix possible PM
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