Central and Southern Maine Weather


TRICK OR TREAT!

 

Happy Halloween!  Is the forecast a trick or a treat?  You'll have to decide. I am tracking cooler temperatures and even some snow for this weekend.  The good news is it will all hold off for the trick or treating tonight.  Expect temperatures in the upper 40s this evening with cloudy skies.  Overnight we will drop down into the mid to upper 30s with mostly cloudy skies and the chance for some showers making their way into the region after midnight.  

 

We're tracking two systems heading our way for this weekend.  The first will bring mainly rain for Saturday, but some light snow in the higher terrain.  Then Saturday night the second low pressure system approaches from the south and rapidly intensifies bringing a mix of rain and snow for Saturday night and Sunday morning.  While the storm is still tracking mainly to the east of us it does have the potential to bring several inches of snow in the mountains and foothills of Maine and New Hampshire.  As the system moves out to sea on Sunday we could still see some snowflakes, even in southern parts of the state.  Winds will be a big factor as well.  Saturday night into Sunday we could see wind gusts between 35 and 50 miles per hour.  The wind will continue into Monday but we will see mostly sunny skies.  Temperatures in the 40s stick with us through the weekend and start of the week, but by Wednesday we will reach back into the mid 50s.

Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour on Sunday for Daylight Savings!

 

Happy Halloween!

-Lexie O'Connor

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Timing:  A cold rain arrives on Saturday.  A changeover to snow will happen Saturday night into Sunday and then we'll be left with snow showers during the day on Sunday.

 

Precip Type:  We start as a cold rain on Saturday with the higher elevations in the mountains seeing a mix of rain and snow.  During Saturday night we see the rain change to snow first in the north and mountains, then the hills, and eventually all the way to the coast by morning. 

 

Snow Amount:  Generally light accumulations inland away from the coast.  An inch or two is possible with some of the higher elevations picking up closer to 3" or so. At the coast little or no accumulation is expected.   East of Bangor, Downeast sections will see a little more with several inches falling. 

 

Wind:  Winds will become strong and gusty Saturday night and Sunday with frequent gusts between 30 mph and 50 mph.  Some scattered power outages are possible.

 

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THIS AFTERNOON: Partly to mostly cloudy skies.  Highs 47 to 51.  East winds 5 to 10 mph.  Trick or treat time will be cloudy in the 40's. 


TONIGHT:  Cloudy skies. Chance of spotty showers after midnight.  Lows 34 to 39.  NE winds 5 to 10 mph.



SATURDAY:  Cloudy with rain developing.  Some snow/wintry mix over the higher elevations in the mountains.  Highs 38 to 44.  NE winds 10 to 20 mph.



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