After our coating of snow earlier today, we've witnessed a fair amount of sunshine this afternoon, with a clear sky expected tonight. Along with the star-shine we will experience some mighty cold temperatures, with lows in the single numbers and wind chills well below zero at times.
Tomorrow will bring plenty of sunshine, but temperatures will remain very low with highs mostly in the single numbers with sub-zero wind chills expected through much of the day.
Then....it's time for some snow! Low pressure will get its act together to our south, then start to track northeast. It now appears the low will track far enough north to bring snow to the Pine Tree State. At this point it appears snow will begin Friday morning, with an increasing northeast wind expected. We are still seeing some disagreement amongst the computer model guidance we use to forecast such storms, but as we get closer to Friday the indication for significant snow is growing. The snowfall will stick around for a while too, with snow continuing Friday night and into Saturday. By the time the low producing the snow pulls away to our east later Saturday, over a foot of snow will likely be left behind in southern, coastal, Downeast and eastern counties. Along with the snow, a gusty east-northeast wind will create some blowing and drifting of the snow. Northernmost Maine will likely see the least amount of snow; keep checking-back with us as we get closer to Friday, as any change in the track of the low will change the characteristics of the storm. Ah yes...winter in Maine....ain't it grand??