Pleasant weather today and Friday, followed by snow, mix and rain for Saturday

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – We will continue to see a mix of sun and cloud throughout the afternoon as high pressure builds in the area. Afternoon highs will feel great with temps in the low to mid 40s for many places. Skies will be partly cloudy tonight with lows falling into the 20s.

We will see more clouds moving in for our Friday. There is a chance that we may see a few flurries and/or rain showers in the northern half of the state during the afternoon and evening, but overall it looks like most areas will see a dry day Friday. Temperatures will continue to be above average on Friday with afternoon highs in the mid-30s at around 40° north and lows in the mid-40s elsewhere. Low pressure will be over the Mid-Atlantic region Friday evening and is expected to strengthen as it tracks northeast towards New England on Saturday. The storm is expected to track along the Maine coast on Saturday then track northeast Saturday evening/early Sunday morning. Precipitation will spread across the state Saturday morning and become more regular and heavy through the afternoon. Temperatures on Saturday will be between the mid-30s and near 40° North and low to mid-40s elsewhere. Based on the latest track, it appears that precipitation will fall as snow and mixed rain/snow primarily north and west of Dover-Foxcroft and Lincoln, with rain falling primarily elsewhere. As the storm heads towards our northeast later Saturday and Saturday night, cooler air moving in behind the storm may allow the mix and rain to turn into a brief spell of snow before even ending in Bangor and Downeast. The heaviest snowfall amounts will be along and north of a line from Rangeley to Greenville to Caribou where a foot or more is possible by late Saturday evening. Snowfall amounts will fall rapidly south of there, with little to no accumulation for areas south of Dover-Foxcroft and Lincoln. Precipitation will decrease Saturday evening as the storm moves away from the area.

Here’s a look at the snowfall forecast for Saturday through late Saturday night. According to the latest trajectory, the heaviest snow will fall along and north of a line from Rangeley to Greenville to Caribou. Quantities are expected to drop rapidly south of there.(WABI)

It will be drier, brighter, windier and colder behind the storm on Sunday. Winds will be gusty on Sunday, especially in the morning, with gusts to 40-50 MPH possible. Otherwise….we will see a mix of sun and cloud on Sunday with highs between the 20s and 30s and the gusty northwesterly wind making it colder. Drier and milder weather returns on Monday and Tuesday.

Remnant of today: Mixture of sun and clouds. Maximum between 39° and 47°. Wind southwest 5-10 MPH.

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Lows in the 20s. Light and variable wind.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. A few flurries or rain showers possible over the north in the afternoon and evening. Maximum between 36° and 44°. Wind light becoming south 5-10 MPH.

Saturday: Rather cloudy and windy. Snow/mix likely in the north and rain likely in the south. Highs between mid 30s and mid 40s.

Sunday: Mixture of sun and clouds, windy and colder. Highs between mid-20s and mid-30s.

Monday: Alternating sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

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