Upper level low pressure continues to sit and spin over northern Maine this morning. Disturbances rotating around this large upper level circulation will bring periods of light snow and snow showers to the region through the day today. A repeat of the same general weather conditions is expected tomorrow, with periods of light snow and/or snow showers as the upper level system moves only slightly. Gradual clearing is expected later Monday night and into Tuesday, as high pressure over southern Canada droops southward and slowly begins to erode the persistent cloud cover and dreary conditions the region has experienced for the past few days.
A major storm system is forecast to pass well south of the region during the midweek period, as the high pressure area remains dominant over our region. As the week draws to a close, the ridge of high pressure sags to our south and east, which looks to provide a moderation in temperatures to above normal levels.
...Below is the official forecast for the Capital Region and vicinity...
Today: Light snow and snow showers possible, especially this morning. A peak or two of sunshine by the afternoon. High in the upper 30’s. Northwest winds 5-15 MPH. Chance of snow is 50 percent. An inch or less of snow accumulation is possible.
Tonight: A chance of a rain light snow and/or snow showers during the evening. Otherwise, variably cloudy overnight. Low in the lower 20’s. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH. Chance of precipitation during the evening is 20 percent. Little if any additional snow accumulation is anticipated.
Monday: A chance of light snow and/or snow showers in the morning. Otherwise, intervals of clouds and sunshine for the afternoon and becoming breezy. High near 40. Northwest winds 10-20 MPH with some higher gusts to near 30 MPH possible at times. Little if any additional snow accumulation is anticipated.
Monday Night: Variably cloudy. Low near 25. Northwest winds 5-10 MPH.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. High in the lower 40’s. West winds 5-10 MPH.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. High near 45 and low near 30.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High near 45 and low near 30.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High near 45 and low near 30.