BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – Our Monday looks like a decent day. Skies will be mostly cloudy. A weak system may bring the state periods of snow showers and/or light snow during the afternoon and evening. Highs will top out in the 20s to near 30 degrees. Tonight and Tuesday is when a bigger storm system is likely to move in. The major computer models all suggest that a storm system will eventually move through the Delmarva Peninsula and off the New England coastline as we head into tonight and Tuesday morning. It will eventually pass just to our south later in the day on Tuesday. This means the axis of the highest snowfall totals will be across Central and Northern Maine with some mix likely from Bangor down towards the coast. This does not mean it will be mix for the duration. It will start out as snow then from mid-late morning Tuesday into Tuesday afternoon, we’ll see the snow change to periods of sleet and freezing rain in these areas. Where it will generally stay all snow, from the Dover-Foxcroft area north, this is where we can expected 5-10″ of snow by Tuesday night. In the Bangor area, down through Augusta and Portland, 3-6″ of snow and sleet with an isolated 7″ possible in a heavier band. Right along the coast the mix moves in a little early with the direct influence of the ocean. Totals of around 1-4″ with snow to start, then a wintry mix and possibly plain rain for a short period of time. This all wraps up Tuesday evening and night. High pressure builds in for Wednesday with mostly sunny skies expected. Highs on Wednesday will run in the upper teens to mid 20s. Thursday is another dry day. Skies will become mostly cloudy out ahead of another storm system that’s looking likely for the day Friday. Highs on Thursday will run in the 20s.
Today: Cloudy skies. Snow showers possible, especially later in the day. Highs will run in the 20s. Light and variable wind.
Tuesday: Snow likely statewide, a mix with sleet and freezing rain likely develops in the southern half of the state late morning and afternoon. Highs will top out in the 20s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies. Cold, highs will run in the 20s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy skies. Highs will run in the 20s.
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Afternoon Snow Showers Possible Today, Snow & Wintry Mix Tuesday – WABI