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Thursday storm to include some accumulation of snow

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Published: Feb. 12, 2020 at 4:03 PM EST
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A persistent band of snow over some areas north of Bangor is resulting in some higher accumulations than the initial forecast.

Some areas may see up to 6 inches of snow.

From the TV5 Forecast Center: (Updated: Thursday February 13, 2020 @12:25PM)

I've updated our snowfall forecast due to a persistent band of snow over some areas north of Bangor which is resulting in some higher accumulations of 2"-5" across Central & Southern Piscataquis, Northern & Central Penobscot, Southern Aroostook and Northern Washington Counties. I would not be surprised to see a few 6" amounts in these areas either.

Otherwise the remainder of the state is seeing minimal snowfall of 1"-3" as expected with most spots on the lower end of the that range.

Some heavier snow squalls will be possible this afternoon and evening as an arctic cold front drops southward through the state.Temperatures today will top off in the upper 20s to mid-30s from north to south across the state. Arctic air will move in behind our departing storm tonight. Any lingering snow showers will give way to clearing skies through the night. Temperatures will fall back to as low as -10° across northern locales to +10° along the coastline.

We may see a few lingering clouds early Friday otherwise it looks like we’ll see a good deal of sunshine for the day. Temperatures will be frigid with highs only in the mid-single numbers to near 10° north and low to mid-teens elsewhere. There will be a bit of a northwest breeze too so wind chills will be near or below 0° at times. It’ll remain very cold to start the weekend Saturday. Saturday will feature a good deal of sunshine as well with highs reaching the teens to low 20s. A weak disturbance moving through the state Sunday may bring us a few snow showers mainly during the morning hours. Sunday will be variably cloudy and not as cold with high temperatures expected to top off in the 30s to near 40°. A cold front will cross the state Sunday night, allowing colder air to return to start the work week Monday. We’ll see sunshine Monday with highs in the 20s to near 30°.

Rest of Today: Occasional light snow. A few heavier snow squalls possible. Highs between 29°-37°. Light and variable wind.

Tonight: Lingering snow showers ending then clearing skies. Turning much colder with lows dropping to -10° to +10°, coldest north and warmest along the coast. North/northwest wind 5-10 MPH.

Friday: Mostly sunny and frigid. Highs between 8°-18°. Northwest wind 5-15 MPH. Wind chills near or below 0°.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs between 17°-24°.

Sunday: Partly sunny. A few snow showers possible, mainly during the morning. Not as cold with highs in the 30s.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the 20s to near 30°.

Todd Simcox

Meteorologist

WABI TV 5 & The CW

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