Warming to the mid 30s after a very cold start

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COLDER TO END THE WEEK
Tonight, temperatures will plummet quickly below freezing once the sun sets at 5:20pm. The melting from today will re-freeze causing icy areas. Be careful. At night, the road will look wet but is likely a sheet of ice. Clear skies tonight, high pressure in control, and a light to calm wind will lead to morning lows in the teens.

Hour by Hour 5AM TO 9AM CSV

It will be a colder but seasonable end to the week. Sunshine diminishes as clouds increase and thicken by the afternoon. Highs will be held in the mid 30s.  A clipper passes by well north but drags a cold front through the area by Friday morning. Winds will be brisk out of the northwest causing Lake Effect snow showers to get going. We could see a few flurries or light snow showers early morning, especially in our northwest counties. Highs to end the week will reach the mid 30s.

ME Futurecast with Isobars
WARM UP TO ARRIVE
Ridge starts to build across the Mid-Atlantic Saturday. Morning lows will be cold in the upper teens, despite the chilly start; highs will warm to the upper 30s to near 40 under partly to mostly sunny skies. Clouds will increase towards evening as a system skirts by to our north. Clouds will keep overnight lows a bit warmer in the mid 20s. Strong southwest flow at the surface and in the upper levels will boost our temperatures to the mid and upper 40s Sunday. It will cause quite a bit of snow melt, which may lead to rises on smaller creeks and streams.

Weekend Outlook
MaryEllen Pann,
Chief Meteorologist