Christmas Sunshine, Light Snow for Thursday

6:49 PM, Dec 24, 2013   |    comments
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Merry Christmas everyone. I'll begin with a simple but heartfelt 'thank you' to all of our viewers. It means a lot to me, personally, to be here at NEWSCENTER...more than I think I could ever put into words. It's been a pleasure settling in here and many of you have taken the time to welcome me to the team. That means the world to me. I look forward to working here for a long time!

On a weather note, Christmas Day offers up a bunch of sunshine. Winds will be a little brisk, however, so if you're traveling with gifts, hang on to them! Temperatures climb only into the teens and 20s.

Clouds begin to increase Wednesday night and into Thursday as an area of low pressure heads in from the Great Lakes. Another low will try to form to the south and gather up enough strength to provide some light snow to southern and central Maine later in the day on Thursday and into Thursday night. If you're planning to travel, an earlier departure would be recommended, although this system does not look terrible.

By Friday, we're back to sunshine. A few snow showers are possible in the mountains. Temperatures will be in the 20s.

Milder weather moves in for Saturday and Sunday as readings climb into the 30s to near 40 (!). Don't expect that to last however. A cold front slices through the area Sunday night, causing temperatures to drop like a rock again overnight. We're right back into the cold air by Monday of next week.

Have a safe holiday!

A.J. Burnett (@WxManAJB)

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