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Weather Brief Feb 06, 2019

Midcoast Forecast - February 6, 2018

After seeing highs in the 50s and 60s on Tuesday which is 20 to 30 degrees above normal for early February, typically the coldest time of the year, we are back to more typical weather Wednesday with highs in the upper 20s and low 30s. Despite the cold we've enjoyed sunny skies but clouds are moving in with winter weather on the way.

An area of low pressure moving through the Ohio River Valley will push a warm front in from the south late Wednesday and into Thursday that will bring a round of snow Wednesday night then change to sleet and then pockets of winter mix and rain early Thursday morning as the warm front pushes further north into southern New England. The mildest air will stay to our south keeping temperatures across the Midcoast either side of the freezing mark of 32 degrees through this period. Precipitation will taper off shortly after sunrise as the front stalls just to our south Thursday afternoon. Snowfall totals will be fairly low with most Midcoast location ranging between a trace to 2" of snow and sleet but this will be melting with more spring like weather to end the week.

A strong area of low pressure will move in from the west out of the Great Lakes lifting the warm front through Maine late Thursday and into Friday while pushing in a slug of rain Thursday night and through Friday morning. Once again, temperatures will climb well above normal into the 40s and low 50s. A cold front will sweep through Friday night ushering in bitter cold air for the weekend along brisk west winds. A large ridge of high pressure will settle over the region through the weekend and into the early week with a stretch of sunny and cold weather.

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