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Weather Brief Jan 07, 2019

Midcoast Forecast - January 7, 2019

The week is off to a chilly start with lows down into the single digits and low teens Monday morning and highs in the 20 despite mostly sunny skies. A breezy northwest wind enhanced this bite in the air with the cold setting the stage for a winter storm that will arrive on Tuesday.

An area of low pressure will move in from the west on Tuesday lifting a warm front ahead of it through New England Tuesday morning. This will bring a round of snow starting around sunrise that will leave around 1" to 3" of accumulation through the morning. As the warm front lifts to the north during the afternoon, milder air will change snow over to rain starting along the coast and pushing inland through the afternoon turning the new snow into slush. Rounds of showers will continue to move through during the afternoon and early night before coming to an end during the middle of the night. A second area of low pressure will approach from the west Tuesday night and merge with the first along the Maine coast during the early hours of Wednesday. This will push in more rain for the start of Wednesday with snow for northern Maine. The low will exit east into the Canadian maritime late in the day pulling cold air in form the north in it's wake. This will change rain over to snow during the early night toward the coast before precipitation comes to an end. This may result in a trace to 2" of new accumulation for the Midcoast.

Skies will gradually clear through the late week with a rush of cold air moving in on Friday and into the weekend. This will bring lows into the single digits to near 0 with highs in the teens and 20s. This new shot of cold air will set the stage for another potential snowstorm on Sunday. There is still a question of the Sunday storm will miss us too far to the south so check back for updates through the week ahead.

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