Bundle up and throw another log on the fire, it's gonna be a three dog night.

The National Weather Service tells us that northwest winds will be bringing cold air into the region late Tuesday afternoon and continuing into early Wednesday morning, creating very cold wind chills from the top to the bottom of the state.

Expect winds chills in the Bangor area to dip to 7 degrees below zero Tuesday night.  Downeast areas like Bar Harbor will see wind chills of 5 below zero, and then10 below in places like Machias further along the coast.


Those that work on the water should be aware that a gale watch has been issued for late this Monday night and continuing into Tuesday night as wind gusts up to 40 knots are very possible along the downeast coast of Maine.

Otherwise, we could see a dusting of snow in the Bangor area tonight with a low temperature of 24 degrees.  Tuesday's forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high of 25 degrees, and westerly winds picking up and then gusting as high as 29 mph.  Tuesday night the winds will subside and the skies will remain clear, but what winds are leftover will create a wind chill of -7 in Bangor. Another mostly sunny day on Wednesday but still cold with a high of only 15 degrees.

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