Enjoy The Sunshine This Week Because Friday Will Be a Doozy For Central Maine
It's been a pretty wild ride, at least weather-wise, this winter season for most of here in Maine. I know, I know, there's the old saying that 'if you don't like the weather in Maine just wait a minute and it'll change'. But, it does seem like it has been exceptionally dry and mild this year- Man, I hope I'm not jinxing us for a miserable February.
Not only have the ski resorts been struggling to get trails open, snowmobilers can't find any decent riding south of the Canadian border it seems. Well, the storm system that is making its way into the region will be both a blessing and a curse depending on how you look at it- and what winter activities you're in to.
It looks like the crap starts to move in Thursday afternoon for Southern and Central Maine. For us, it'll likely start as snow showers/flurries leaving us with less than an inch of accumulation in most spots. And, as the temperatures begin to rise through the evening and into Friday, that precip will turn to rain. Lots and lots of rain.
Here's a look at overall snow accumulations according to WGME 13.
But after our region gets that initial little burst of snow, it'll quickly change to rain. Looks like the Augusta-area could end up with almost 1.5 inches of rain by the time the storm moves out Friday evening. If it were to be all snow, that would be a foot and a half!
It's going to be slightly windy, too. Not like 'her remember when everyone lost power at Christmas?' kind of windy, but a little 'breezy' to say the least. WGME is reporting potential wind gusts for Central Maine of up to 20 miles per hour on Friday, early morning.
Hopefully the ski resorts and northern snowmobile trails will see a helping heaping of snow with this one, though it doesn't look overly promising. And, at least we hope, any snow that they do receive doesn't melt away a day or two later.