An arctic high-pressure system building over southern Maine today is producing exceptional visibility, with a lot of sun and a bit more warmth. It was 24 degrees in Portland at 1 p.m. However, colder air is expected to move through over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service in Gray. Staff Photographer Gordon Chibroski photographed these scenes along the coast on Thursday.

Artist Cooper Dragonette of Cape Elizabeth paints the ice formations on the Spurwink River in Scarborough Thursday. He has a show coming up in June at the Auburn Colony Harpswell.

An anchor hangs free as snow from Wednesday covers shrink-wrapped yachts at Spring Point Marina in South Portland on Thursday.

A beach walker takes in the view of a surfer and a paddle boarder at Higgins Beach on Thursday. 

Shawna Mula and Ken Botelho, who drove from Rhode Island to enjoy the lighthouses in Maine, walk carefully up the ice covered trail at Two Lights in Cape Elizabeth on Thursday.