Some areas climb above freezing
For those that are living in a glass bowl, you may need a helmet if you are walking around or may get a surprise while driving. Folks in the mountains and north are likely to be exempt from this, but the rest of the region will see the risk of falling ice through Monday.
Slick spots into Monday
All areas see at least a few flakes from an area of low pressure moving through the Great Lakes along with a warm front that passes through Maine. Coastal areas appear likely to see the change to rain Sunday evening. I am thinking snow showers in central areas may change to a brief mix or rain as we work through the day on Monday. The north country should stay all snow with this one. Conditions improve from west to east in the afternoon, and by Monday evening, the precipitation ends, with the possible exception of a few lingering snow showers in the mountains.
For most areas, 2-5" is what can be expected, with the higher totals for higher elevations in the west and for the Houlton / Millinocket region. The ski hills may pick up a half a foot out of this.
Unsettled at times through the rest of the week
After the storm clear the region Monday, a long wave frontal boundary stalls offshore. Weak areas of low pressure travel along it, and brings a chance for precipitation Tuesday afternoon into early Wednesday. A stronger storm is possible to impact the region on Thursday. For now that appears to be split between snow in the north, mix over the foothills, and rain for the coast. It may not stay that way. Stay tuned for updates on that as the week unfolds.
Temperature outlook through the week
For Caribou, temperatures appear to remain below freezing and above normal through the middle part of the week before heading below normal late week.
For the Augusta region, the pattern is similar but with above normal temperatures through Thursday before cooling below normal into the weekend.
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