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Weather Brief Jan 16, 2019

Midcoast Forecast - January 16, 2019

The Midcoast saw an increase in cloud cover along with temperatures with highs climbing above freezing into the mid to upper 30s. The clouds are moving in along a weak clipper that brought some light snow to northern Maine with little to no accumutlation. Skies will clear into Thursday as temperatures dive back down with lows once again in the single digits and highs in the teens. This cold will set the stage for a round of light snow that will arrive to end the week.

An area of low pressure will move through the Gulf of Maine on Friday packing more punch than the Wednesday system with snow beginning during the morning and ending during the evening with around 1" to 3" of accumulation expected. We'll get a break on Saturday with lingering clouds and another shot of cold air then a more potent storm system will move in from the west bringing winter mix and snow to the Midcoast starting Saturday night and continuing through Sunday. Snow will begin around midnight and contiue through Sunday before coming to an end Sunday night. Warm air will nose in aloft from the south during the late morning and into the afternoon that will likely lead to a period of sleet and freezing rain for the Midcoast before changing back to snow after dark. The ingredients are in place to make this the biggest snowfall so far this winter for the Midcoast with either side of 12" expected.

Bitter cold will pour in behind this storm for the early week with another storm arriving Wednesday that could bring snow and winter mix for the mid week.

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