Off and on storms through the weekend
The week ends with more unsettled activity. This another nuisance event more than anything, and the further north, the more annoying it will be with the threat for some light snow and potentially light ice. This is why the winter weather advisory is posted for the north through mid-morning on Friday.
A warm front moves into the region. Outflow ahead of it brings rain showers south, potential for freezing rain and/or snow for the western mountains and north. A cold front brings another round or rain and/or snow showers through the area Friday afternoon, ending by around midnight on Saturday.
The higher elevations will see the most snow from this event. Again be aware of some light ice accumulations which could be enough to grease the roads up through mid-morning on Friday.
Sunday another messy day for interior areas
The "cold" that comes into the region Friday night into early Saturday does not appear to be as chilly as the arctic highs we've dealt with over the past week. That idea, along with the track options guidance is putting out leads me to come up with this idea for Sunday. Coastal areas will deal with a chilly rain, mixing over the western foothills on up into Southern Aroostook, and mainly snow for the mountains and north.
With the projected mean track through the Gulf of Maine, this more or less eliminates snow for the coastal areas. As you can see with the little L's on the screen, there still some wiggle room on track, so there is potential for changes. I will update on this as we head into the weekend.
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