Today will feature sunnier skies and warmer temps as yesterday’s weak clipper system moves away to the east and high pressure begins building into the region from the west. Northwesterly breezes between the high and low will force our usual upslope/downslope pattern with clouds locked in along/northwest of the mountains and sunnier skies along the coastal plain. Temps and precip will follow the usual patterns too with highs around 30 under snow showers in the mountains while 40-45F temps are expected along the coast with dry conditions (after a couple morning flurries depart the Midcoast area).
Overall, our weather pattern looks fairly quiet until our next storm arrives Saturday afternoon/evening. This one will be headed to our west so snow will be confined to far northwestern parts of the area. The challenge will be nailing down the transition zones between rain along the shoreline, freezing rain inland, and sleet/snow way up north. Right now, this looks to be more of a nuisance ice event than a damaging ice storm but I’ll be keeping a close eye on things in case that looks to change.