Chilly on Friday with a chance for snow showers north
Temperatures on Friday will range from the low 20s in northern portions of the state to the mid/upper 30s in the south. As a strong low pressure system sits over Newfoundland, it may bring breezy conditions to Northern and Eastern regions of Maine tomorrow. Winds up to 10-15 mph will be likely with gusts up to 25 mph, especially in higher elevations and near Caribou. Clouds will build in from the north throughout the day as the chance for some snow approaches, but southern portions will stay mostly sunny throughout the day.
A few snow showers may approach northern regions of the state tomorrow afternoon associated with an upper-level low. The showers will move through northern regions of the state but will not likely make much more southward progress due to the changes in elevation and lack of moisture. Accumulations will likely not reach an inch.
Overnight, clouds will likely linger around northern portions of the state, keeping temperatures in the upper-teens. Further south, temperatures can be expected in the lower 20s and upper teens. Western portions of the state may fall into the low teens as skies clear out.
It will be a chilly weekend with temperatures lingering in the 20s and low 30s. On Saturday, mostly cloudy skies can be expected in northern portions of the state with clearing heading south. Central and southern regions of the state will stay mostly clear throughout the day. Winds will likely have died down as well, with much of the state lingering at around 10 mph from the NW throughout the day. Overnight, temperatures will fall into the low 20s south and decreasing into the low teens as you head north.
Sunday will be similar but likely sunnier. Skies will finally have the chance to clear in the north, leaving mostly sunny skies throughout the state. Temperatures could be a bit warmer in the southern portions of the state, potentially reaching into the mid 30s. Otherwise, much of the state will stay similar temperature-wise. Northern portions of the state could fall into the single-digits overnight as clearing continues.
Maine will enter a zone of higher pressure through the middle of next week before a surface low pressure approaches from Canada. Our next big chance of precipitation can be expected for late next week. This system will likely bring cold air associated with it but the precipitation threat is unknown at this time. We will be sure to keep you updated as time grows closer!
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