February will end this year with one last Arctic blast, dropping temperatures well below normal. It’s a cruel reminder of which season we’re in after temperatures in the mid-60s last week.


Despite the stronger sun this time of year, Monday will be a classic winter day.

Blustery conditions under partly clear skies will make these high temperatures in the 20s feel even colder.


Arctic high pressure overnight Monday into Tuesday means clear skies, calm winds, and cold air. Inland areas have a chance to drop below zero yet again, while coastal areas will likely be a few degrees above zero.

Through the day, clouds will increase. High clouds move in first. After that, thicker clouds start to build. Most of this happens after dark.

Snow showers move in late Tuesday evening, lasting into Wednesday morning.



Wednesday morning starts off with snow showers across Maine. These clear out pretty quickly, moving milder air in for the afternoon.

High temperatures might make it to 40 in some southern areas. Roads should stay in decent shape.


The accumulation from this system is pretty unimpressive. There might be an inch or two total from this, but impacts will be small as temperatures quickly climb to be above freezing.


A second wave of low pressure will ride up along the cold front.

Since the front will have passed, temperatures will be back down in the 20s. That second low will bring a renewed chance at some snow showers, but these look even less impressive than the ones on Wednesday.

Beyond this, the forecast certainly looks a little warmer.

Temperatures might make it back into the 40s for the weekend. It comes at a price, though, as a messy mixed storm is forecast for Sunday. As much as I love snow, I’m hoping for this one to just be rain. That seems like the best case scenario to avoid talking about ice.

For more forecast info and weather musings, follow me on Twitter, @MikeSliferWX.

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