Keep the jackets and gloves handy
For the areas that were fortunate to warm up over the past weekend will see that short lived. A cold front passing through Monday night will bring below normal temperatures on average for the remainder of the week. This chart is in Celsius which translates roughly 20° below normal Fahrenheit.
Tuesday breezy and cold
Folks headed for the ski hills should layer up accordingly as the wind chill values drop during the course of the day as northwest wind gusts to around 20-30 mph will add a bite to the air. Northern Maine sees values in the single digits above with teens expected across most of the coastal plain.
High pressure to dominate the rest of the week
Outside of some clipper systems that reinforce the cold air as the week progresses, not much in the way of precipitation is expected for the state. A few up slope snow showers are possible on Tuesday along the international border with Quebec, and that is likely again Thursday night into Friday. High pressure over the northeast steers away a potential midweek threat well out to sea. We'll have to watch for a potential storm generating over the southeast over the weekend and see where that tracks once it hits the Atlantic seaboard.
Outlook through Saturday
For the latest official forecasts, bulletins and advisories, please check in with the National Weather Service in Gray for western and southern areas, or Caribou for northern and eastern parts of Maine.
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