In a lot of ways, this winter has been pretty mild.  Yes, we had some crazy wind and rain storms, but we have not had to deal with piles or snow or freezing temperatures.

Over the last few days, we have seen that start to change.  Even though we have had daily temperatures in the 30s, the overnight temperatures have been dropping down to single digits.

Now, it looks like we are going to be dealing with a real deep freeze this weekend.

According to the meteorologists at WGME, the temperatures are going to nose-dive on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Of course, it is the wind chill that we really need to worry about.

According to the National Weather Service, Central Maine will see sunny skies and a high of 23 on Friday.  However, with the wind chill, the temperature will feel like -4.

On Friday night, it will be cloudy with a low temperature of 4 degrees.  With the wind chill factored in, that is going to feel like -7.

On Saturday, it will be partly sunny with a high of around 21 degrees.  However, the wind chill is going to make it feel like -8.

It will be cloudy with a low of 9 on Saturday night.  By that time, the wind will have died down, so there will be no noticeable wind chill.

Adam Chang, Unsplash
Adam Chang, Unsplash

On Sunday, we can expect sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-20s.

If you live on the coast, you can expect the temperatures to be quite a bit warmer.  While it will be warmer, it will also be quite a bit windier.  Some coastal communities could get slapped with 25 MPH gusts on Saturday.

Just like with any other weather phenomena, please use caution.  Bundle up, limit your time outside, and please check on our older loved ones.

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