Breton Blog: Icy spots possible overnight, then more strong gusts Sunday

A warm front will cross through the state tonight, bringing a band of precipitation along with it.

For most, this will be rain as temperatures rise well above freezing overnight.

However, cold air may linger for a while in the mountains and foothills. While the precipitation could begin as light snow, freezing rain is more of a concern, especially in the valleys.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday. Icy spots are possible overnight.

Elsewhere, expect periods of rain, with temperatures rising into the 50s near the coastline by daybreak!

The mild air will be short-lived. A cold front will sweep through the state from west to east on Sunday. Rain will come to an end by midday in western Maine, though it will take longer for the rain to end in northern and eastern Maine.

As the front passes through, the wind will pick up and temperatures will drop. It will become much colder during the afternoon. There may even be some snowflakes in the mountains. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for much of the area beginning at noon Sunday. Westerly gusts between 40 and 50 mph are possible.  While the wind gusts should not be strong enough for widespread issues (gusts over 55 mph is the threshold for that), isolated power outages are possible.

Monday looks windy as well. Gusts may again top 40 mph in a few spots.

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