It’s going to feel like winter this weekend and will likely look like winter by Monday. The weather is tranquil on Saturday and Sunday, with no chance of precipitation but there will cold temperatures across New England.

All of the forecasting will be about a weather system on Monday. It appears very likely there will be some snow perhaps ending with some mixed precipitation along the coast depending on the track of the storm.  Right now this event isn’t looking major.  I would say most of us will stay under the 6 inch mark in terms of snowfall.  However, it’s only Friday morning and things can change a bit in terms of where the heaviest snow falls and the timing of the snow.

I would plan on delayed travel during parts of Monday. The timing of the storm will probably change over the next few days, so stay tuned to my latest forecasts.

The snow will end Monday evening and winter cold will follow for the rest of next week.  Winter is here folks, ready or not.

Snow is forecast to overspread Maine on Monday morning.

Snow is forecast to overspread Maine on Monday morning.

Before then, here’s what you can expect for the weekend ahead.

If you’re skiing…

Many ski resorts in Maine are now open with fresh new snow from this past week blanketing several areas. It will be a cold one, especially on Saturday in the mountains, which will see single digits in the early morning and only teens  by the afternoon in the highest elevations, with 20s elsewhere.

Cold air is firmly entrenched across the area this weekend.

Cold air is firmly entrenched across the area this weekend.

If you’re going hiking, biking, or running…

You will notice the cold this weekend for sure. Saturday and Sunday morning bring single numbers and teens to the region, which makes for a pretty cold hike, run, or bike ride. The good news? Wind chill won’t be much of an issue.

If you’re playing field games…

Both days will feature dry weather, but snow likely puts an end to field games this coming week. Stay tuned.

If you’re raking and gardening…

Most folks have completed raking, but you should put in snow stakes along your driveway this weekend. The ground may already be too frozen to do this without some muscle.

If you’re running errands and holiday shopping…

No weather issues this weekend, so go continue to put a dent on some holiday shopping.

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