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Weather Brief Feb 22, 2019

Midcoast Forecast - February 22, 2019

Sunshine will continue as we start of the weekend with high pressure in place allowing for high temperatures to once again rise above freezing, into the mid 30s. Clouds will be on the increase Saturday night as our next winter storm approaches.

Broad low pressure will track north of the Great Lakes late Saturday and into Sunday morning pushing a warm front in from the southwest along with a slug of moisture. This will start off as snow around sunrise Sunday morning but transform to rain along the coastline by the midday hours and continue to spread inland into the afternoon and early night. Precipitation will taper off overnight with clearing into Monday. Snow totals will range around 1" to 3" along the immediate coast with 3" to 6" further inland and higher totals into northern Maine and the western Maine mountains. Some of this snow will turn to slush as temperatures warm through the day and rain begins to fall. A slight change in temperatures could result in higher or lower totals depending on when the change to snow to rain occurs.

Any rain or melt will quickly freeze heading into the early week as bitter cold air surges in along gusty west to northwest winds with temperatures dropping to near 0 by Monday night with wind chill values of -10 to -20 and highs in teens by Tuesday afternoon. The cold air will set the stage for another round of light snow late Wednesday.

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