Ah … sunshine and calm conditions at last. What’s that, though? It’s only going to be in the mid-30s?

That’s right! It’ll be a relatively chilly day on Monday to kick off the week. Beautiful and bright, though.

NEWS CENTER Maine

Clouds roll in overnight Monday into Tuesday. Temperatures bottom out below freezing in most locations.

As warm air moves in, we start off with flakes that quickly transition to rain at the coastline. Inland, the transition is a little more delayed.

Cold air at the onset of precip means we start with snow, but eventually transition to rain. NEWS CENTER Maine

The warmth brought with the system should push the coastline into the mid 40s by the afternoon. Near the capital, temperatures settle closer to 40 degrees. It will be chillier in northern Maine.

Snow showers continue in northern and western parts of the state, dropping a little bit of snow. Most only see 1-3″ in the highest elevations and in northern Maine. A couple of peaks may end up closer to 4″.

Forecast snow totals Tuesday. NEWS CENTER Maine

It’s a pretty quick system, though. The bright, sunny days are back on Wednesday with breezy, cooler conditions. Most still make it into the 40s, although the drier air will make it feel a little cooler outside.

Thursday starts clear and quickly becomes cloudy. A handful of rain showers will be possible on Thursday, but most of that holds off until Friday. Expect temperatures to slowly climb into Thursday evening. They will not fall much into Friday morning.

Friday actually brings a chance at 60° in parts of southwestern Maine! With it, though, comes another batch of heavy rain. It’s possible that some areas could receive an inch or so of rain. More details on this as we get closer.

Lots of rain, lots of warm air. NEWS CENTER Maine

There’s a lot going on in the headlines right now. Weather is not one of them. Other than a weak system on Tuesday and heavier rain Friday, the weather is still relatively calm for this time of year. Plus, I hear there could be some wonderful weather on the way for next weekend.

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