Snow, cold, repeat. Snow, cold, repeat.

A pattern of heavy snow and sharp outbreaks of cold doesn’t appear likely to end anytime soon, said Chris Kimble, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Gray.

“As far out as we can see, I don’t see a significant change in the pattern,” he said Friday.

After a couple of days of bitter cold, snow is back in the forecast for this weekend. Unlike other recent storms, however, this promises to be a more drawn-out event, but the end result is likely to be the same: 8 to 14 inches of snow.

Kimble said a cold front Saturday night will move through Maine but then stall. Waves of low pressure that form along the front will produce light snow through Sunday, dropping anything from an inch to 4 inches of snow. Then on Monday, a stronger system will bring steadier snow, with most areas getting a foot or more by the time it ends Monday night.

Tuesday and Wednesday will be snowless with highs in the 20s. On Thursday, more cold air will push into the region, producing a high of around 12 degrees Thursday and topping out in the single digits Friday.