Wow! COLD today, eh? That icy northwest wind didn't help matters; tonight will bring some record-breaking lows, with much of Maine dipping to around 5 below to 5 above zero.
Tuesday looks quiet tame; our attention then turns to Tuesday night into Wednesday as an area of low pressure takes over the weather pattern. Energy sliding east will lend some punch to a developing low along the Mid-Atlantic; that low will then track northeast. As always, the exact track of the low will determine what we experience Tuesday night into Wednesday for snowfall, wind and temperatures. The thinking as of this evening (Monday evening) is that the low will not be in prime position to bring us a block-buster snow event. However (as A.J. mentioned earlier today) this is such a large storm that even if we catch the northern edge of it, we could still see a decent amount of snow. In fact, there is a Blizzard Watch posted for much of Washington county for Tuesday night into Wednesday. This part of Maine could see more than 8" of snow, with sharp a sharp drop-off in snow totals as you head west, north and south. So Downeast Maine seems to be the bulls-eye for snow totals at this point.
The forecast will change if the projected track of the low changes (which would not be surprising) so be sure to check back with us for updates as we get closer to Tuesday night.
In the meantime, it's looking good for some melting toward the end of the week. Hooray!