Our latest round of winter weather is racing through Maine and at the blink of an eye, it'll be over with. Temperatures will begin to slide quickly Monday afternoon and frigid cold arrives with the New Year.
Expect the snow and rain to be over by midnight over most of SW Maine, 2AM toward Bangor, and 3AM in eastern and Downeast Maine. In the storm's wake, plenty of coastal rain and plenty of inland snow. Still going with 6-10" of heavy, wet snow for interior Maine. Lesser amounts, of course, will be found as you approach the coast because of all the rain.
Expect Monday to feature some sunshine along with a freshening wind from the NW. That wind will start to bring colder temperatures in for the afternoon; readings will fall during much of the second-half of the day.
Many areas will dip below zero Monday night as another shot of air from the Arctic drives into New England.
For the remainder of the week, anyone who sees 20° will be very lucky... a prolonged stretch of Arctic temperatures will keep Maine in the freezer through next weekend.
-- A.J. Burnett (@WxManAJB)