It's not The Big Chill, but close
Folks spending time outside skiing, sledding or shopping should layer up for the weekend as the air is going to have a snap to it no matter where you are. After a cold front passes through early Friday, wind chill indices will plummet as gusty northwest wind will bring a bite to the air through the weekend.
Northern areas as well as the western mountains are likely to see snow showers continue at times through the day, ending Friday night.
Saturday morning could hurt in the north country
The snappy breeze will settle down somewhat as the day progresses, but it will certainly be noticeable no matter where you are. Wind chill advisory is possible for the western mountains and north to start Saturday.
Big storms stay well away
The region dodged one storm on Thursday and is likely to miss another early next week. Southeastern areas are likely to get hit with heavy snow, rain and ice over the weekend. High pressure keeps the northeast cold and precipitation free. This trend is likely to continue well into next week.
Outlook through Tuesday
A couple round of snow showers for the mountains and north as weak frontal boundaries sweep through and will bring reinforcing shots of cold air along with them. Northern areas of the County may start off Sunday below zero.
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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