Another Messy Storm On The Way

8:22 AM, Jan 5, 2014   |    comments
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The trend of warming temperatures continues today and unfortunately that means our next storm system will feature a wintry mix and rain. Today will be a nice calm before the storm. The leading edge of the precipitation will arrive this evening and spread north into the overnight hours. Most locations will see a period of sleet and freezing rain at the beginning of this storm. The rain/snow line will lift north Monday morning and most locations will see that change over to rain just before the morning commute. The only exception will be far northern locations which won't see a change to rain until mid/late morning. The cold temperatures return for the middle part of the work week.

Today - Partly cloudy skies. More clouds with periods of light snow in the mountains and northern Maine. High temperatures will warm into the 30s for many locations.

Tonight/Monday - The leading edge of the precipitation arrives this evening. Even the coast may see a brief period of freezing rain before we see the change to rain. The precip will be spotty and light in nature for the start of the storm, but will become more widespread closer to the early morning hours. Far northern Maine will see things start as snow, then change to sleet and freezing rain. Central and eastern Maine faces the issue of sleet and freezing rain before things change to rain Monday morning. Even though we will see the rain/snow line lift north during the early morning hours you will still want to leave yourself some extra time for your morning commute. Rain, heavy at times, will continue through the day. The storm moves out late Monday and the temperatures quickly fall. Any wet surfaces will freeze.

Extended Forecast - Partly sunny skies with a few snow flurries possible on Tuesday. The big change will be the temperatures. We are going from highs in the 40s on Monday to highs only around 20 on Tuesday. Our weather looks quiet and cold through Thursday. Next chance of snow/rain along with some seasonable conditions heads our way late in the week.

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