A few snow showers and squalls around
A weak cold front slides through the region overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. A bit of an inversion may fetch up in the MidCoast / DownEast regions. The two features may touch off a few snow showers and squalls in areas. Best chance for accumulation will be for the higher terrain and eastern areas where roughly an inch or two may fall. Other areas will be hit or miss for snow and areas where it falls may bring a dusting to a half inch.
Snow showers and / or squalls end overnight Wednesday into Thursday.
Arctic cold returns, storm possible late weekend
An arctic high works into the state on Thursday and is the main weather feature through Saturday. Bitter cold wind chill and well below normal temperatures return to the area through Friday morning. The high shifts offshore on Saturday, which will allow a southwest flow to develop and modify temperatures back to near seasonal average as we head into Sunday.
Low pressure cuts through the Great Lakes, spins off a secondary low along an approaching warm front that works into the region Sunday afternoon. It's a bit early to get into too many details on precipitation type and amounts, but it appears to start off with snow and then potentially mix over western, eastern and southern areas at least. Given the cold air around, I am not willing to write off a potential plowable event anywhere just yet. Models love to move cold out too quickly, and for now, I am not quite buying what guidance is selling.
Outlook through Sunday
NOTE: Due to family commitments, I will not be issuing a full update here until Thursday.
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