After a Saturday that shattered record high temps across Maine, things are changing drastically to start the new workweek.

The coldest air of the season is pouring in from Canada. This will set the stage for an opportunity for the first widespread accumulating snow of the season by midweek. Most places in Maine average their first 1 inch of snow for the season about this time, so this is right on par.

I’m tracking a coastal low developing near New Jersey and heading northeast into the Gulf of Maine by Wednesday. There isn’t a deep layer of cold air with this system so I am not expecting a lot of snow, but a few wet flakes could fly at the coast with accumulating snow inland.

The track of the low-pressure system will determine who sees snow and how much. A track farther offshore means colder air, but less overall precipitation. A closer track that hugs the coast means more precipitation and more snow for the higher terrain.

Here is an early look at the snow forecast map.

Regardless, this week will be the coldest we’ve seen yet. Temps will struggle to reach the 40-degree mark for many locations and lows will dip into the teens at times.

The 80s and 70s are long gone and I don’t see any more 60s anytime soon either. Winter will officially be here before you know it. Time to break out the flannels and for some, the shovels.

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