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Rain, snow head to the region Sunday into Monday

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Published: Apr. 26, 2020 at 9:24 AM EDT
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Rain and snow are heading into the region Sunday night.

Monday will feature periods of rain and snow.

As of now, most areas are looking at rain during the afternoon with snow in the higher elevations.

From the WABI TV-5 Weather Center: (Updated: Sunday April 26, 2020 at 6:29PM)

An area of low pressure in the Ohio Valley is slowly advancing into our region. Rain will develop this evening and tonight. High pressure will eventually build to the north. This will help to drain cooler air into the state overnight into early Monday morning. The precipitation will start to mix with, and change to snow in some areas, especially away from the coast and in the higher elevations.

Monday will feature periods of rain, with some snow, especially in the higher elevations. Highs will run in the mid 30s to low 40s. As we head into Monday night and temperatures cool down, the rain should change to light snow all the way down to the coast. For the duration of this event, much of the northern third of the state will remain mostly dry, generally north of Greenville and Millinocket. This storm pulls away on Tuesday afternoon, however, rain and snow showers are still possible throughout much of the day. Otherwise, we’re looking at cloudy skies. High temperatures on Tuesday will top out in the upper 30s to mid 40s. This is a long duration event and snow accumulations will for the most part be light and very gradual. Some accumulation is possible tonight with most of it melting tomorrow afternoon. Then more light accumulation is possible tomorrow night into Tuesday morning. Across Northern Aroostook County, no snow accumulation is expected. Much of Central and Downeast Maine is looking at a coating to 3” of total snowfall accumulation (tonight through tomorrow night). North of Portland, in the Western Mountains, 2-5” of snow is expected. We will dry out for the day on Wednesday. However, skies will remain mostly cloudy as another storm approaches the region. Highs will run in the 50s during the afternoon.

Tonight: Rain developing this evening and tonight. It will mix with, and change to snow for some areas, especially in higher elevations. Most of the far north will stay dry. Lows will drop back to the 30s across the region. Winds N/NE at 10-15 mph.

Monday: Rain and snow likely, especially away from the coast. The rain should change to snow, even down to the coast Monday night. Mostly dry across the north. It will be blustery with winds out of the northeast at 15-25 mph, gusts to 30. Highs during the afternoon will top out in the mid 30s to low 40s. Winds

Tuesday: Cloudy skies with rain and snow showers possible. Chilly, highs in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs will top out in the 50s statewide.

Increasing clouds today with highs in the 50s statewide. Rain will develop tonight, mixing with and transitioning to snow for much of Central Maine overnight. The rain and snow will continue tomorrow, likely flipping back to snow Monday night for areas seeing rain. This storm pulls away Tuesday with mainly cloudy skies and scattered rain and snow showers.

Posted by WABI TV5 on Sunday, April 26, 2020

Enjoy the dry day today, things change tonight!

Posted by WABI TV5 on Sunday, April 26, 2020

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