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Close call for weekend snow

12:19 AM, Feb 3, 2013   |    comments
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A weak low is set to cross northern New England tonight, but with very dry air in place only localized light snow is expected. Another low pressure system will start to develop early tomorrow off the coast of Virginia. It will track north to our east late Sunday and may bring some snow to the downeast coast. The week ahead looks pretty uneventful weather wise. Temperatures will remain below normal until Thursday when some places warm above the freezing mark.

Tonight - Partly to mostly cloudy. Best chance of snow showers will be in the mountains as well as light snow midcoast and points east. I have posted a predicted snowfall map in the weather extra section. Most places will only see a dusting of snow if anything. Some towns like Rockland, Bar Harbor, and Eastport could have 1-3" by tomorrow morning.

Sunday - SUPERBOWL SUNDAY! With temperatures still on the chilly side it will be a good day to curl up by the fire and get ready to watch the game. Skies will be partly sunny. Low pressure tracks to our east late in the day and will bring increasing cloud clover during the afternoon. The storm is a close call for us in terms of snow. We may see some late day snow showers break out, but as of now the only places that will see any accumulating snow will be far eastern Maine. Towns in Washington county could pick up 2-4" by early Monday morning.

Extended Forecast - As the strong low exits to our NE on Monday winds will really start to pick up. Gusty NW winds will continue through the day Monday helping to bring in some bitter cold temps. Get ready for a cold night ahead Monday with lows right around 0. Factor in the wind and windchill values will be subzero for just about everybody.

High pressure will provide us with bright skies through the middle part of the work week. It will still be chilly, but our weather will be nice and quiet. The high starts to push east on Thursday leading to a warm up with temps. Next chance of precipitation will be on Friday. With highs in the 30s we are looking at a chance on snow and rain.

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