4-To-6 Inches Of Snow Expected In Downeast Maine Tonight & Friday
Be aware that the roads may be a little slippery for the ride home from work later this afternoon, as light snow begins to sweep across the area.
The National Weather Service informs us that light snow may begin to fall later today and then snowfall is expected throughout the night and into Friday. While the Bangor area may see up to 3 inches of snow when all is said and done tomorrow, the Bar Harbor area could see up to 6 inches, as the best chance for accumulation will be along the immediate coastline.
Snow will mainly pick up after 1 a.m. Friday in Ellsworth and Bar Harbor, and with that the winds will gain in strength as well, gusting up to 24 mph out of the northwest. Temperatures will dip down to 14 degrees tonight with wind chills around 0. It will continue to snow until about 1 on Friday afternoon in the Downeast area, with accumulations anywhere between 4-to-6 inches before tampering off to snow showers later in the afternoon.
Snow will start a little after 2 a.m. Friday in the Bangor area and the wind chill will be around 0 as well. Snow should end there around 1 p.m. Friday too, but not before accumulating between 2-to-3 inches. The high temperature on Friday will be around 23 degrees and because of gusty winds out of the north, the wind chill will continue around 0.
The weekend looks good, with mostly sunny skies expected both Saturday and Sunday with temperatures in the 20s. Snow is expected again on Tuesday, which is Groundhog Day.
For more information about the weather, along with storm cancellations and postponements, visit our "Closings" page on storm days.