Storm will dump up to a foot of snow over parts of Maine

A storm moving into Maine will dump up to a foot of snow over parts of the state Monday evening into Tuesday.

A winter weather advisory is in effect from 4 p.m. Monday to 6 p.m. Tuesday for much of the state, except the western mountains and Aroostook County, where a winter storm warning is in place, and the Down East coast, which will be largely spared, according to the National Weather Service.

Milder temperatures this weekend before a major Arctic blast

This is the weekend to put up your holiday lights, if you haven’t already! Temperatures will be the rising into the 40s today and 50s on Sunday. Today, a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day with winds out of the south. You will need to still bundle up if you are headed to the OSU game today.

TODAY: Morning clouds give way to afternoon sunshine. High around 45

Parts of Aroostook County receive 4 inches of snow

CARIBOU, Maine — Residents across southern Aroostook County saw the first snowflakes of the season fall Thursday, as parts of the region were blanketed with several inches of snow while others received only a trace.

Joe Hewitt, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Caribou, said Friday that the bulk of the accumulation centered on southern Aroostook, after a swath of snowfall stretched over the area. Total accumulations were still being compiled in some places, he added.

Hundreds of records could fall in next week’s ‘impressively cold’ snap

The Arctic blast engulfing the eastern half of the Lower 48 will make mid-November feel like mid-January. Between Sunday and Wednesday, temperatures will sink to levels 15 to 30 degrees colder than normal from the Plains to the East Coast.

The National Weather Service is predicting that about 250 cold records will be established as a result of this polar plunge, from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes.

Next week’s cold is the second and stronger of back-to-back Arctic fronts sweeping across the nation.


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