Sunshine returned to Maine and New Hampshire Thursday and this made for much warmer temperatures. This warming trend is going to be short lived because an arctic cold front will be pushing through our region tonight with much colder air in store for Friday. Scattered snow showers or snow squalls are possible with the frontal passage and these will give way to a mix of sunshine and clouds on Friday. Despite the sun I don't expect temperatures to climb above the freezing mark at most locations so ignore the calendar and think January as you get ready to step out the door Friday morning. On Saturday a ridge of high pressure is going to set up to our northeast creating an onshore flow that will start to bring in moisture from the Gulf of Maine. Most of the area should see sunshine that day but snow showers could break out along the coast south of Portland in the afternoon. The moisture will slowly work its way inland Saturday night into Sunday. A warm front is expected to move through our region on Sunday and once it goes by temperatures will rise into the 40s. By Monday many locations could approach 50 degrees with partial sunshine and Tuesday is looking even warmer.