Take pleasure in Thursday’s gentle temperatures, as a result of an excessive Arctic blast arriving in a single day will make the outside disagreeable and unsafe.
The highs on Thursday can be within the low 30s with partly cloudy skies. Winds additionally can be pretty gentle.
That highly effective Arctic chilly entrance descends on Maine on Thursday evening. By Friday morning, it is going to really feel extra just like the north pole than Maine.
Temperatures will begin out within the single digits, and fall all through the day. Winds can be very gusty, making the chilly really feel even worse.
Many locations throughout Maine will see temperatures fall under zero by the center of the afternoon. Wind chills additionally will get progressively colder, beginning out between minus 10 levels Fahrenheit to minus 25 levels within the morning and dropping to minus 20 levels to minus 40 levels by the night.
That might result in frostbite in minutes, so Mainers will need to keep inside or no less than be utterly bundled up if they should enterprise exterior.
Friday evening will deliver among the coldest temperatures components of Maine have seen in years. The precise air temperatures will drop to minus 15 levels to minus 25 levels throughout the state, the coldest air since 2018 and in some circumstances 2016.
If Portland manages to drop to minus 18 levels or colder, it is going to be the coldest temperature since 1994.
Winds additionally will stay very gusty. Friday evening is once we will see the worst wind chill, within the vary of minus 35 levels to minus 55 levels. These wind chills additionally haven’t been seen in a few years for a lot of Maine.
The chilly continues Saturday. After a begin effectively under zero, highs will stay within the single digits all afternoon. Winds can be breezy, and wind chills will stay effectively under zero all day. However temperatures will probably not be fairly as extraordinarily chilly as Friday.
By Saturday night, temperatures will start to steadily rise.
The chilly snap can be over by Sunday, and after a chilly begin within the single digits each above and under zero, excessive ought to attain the mid- and even excessive 30s by the afternoon.
We might even see a 50- to 60-degree temperature swing in lots of cities simply this weekend.
Subsequent week appears quiet and gentle. Highs can be within the 30s and 40s, with our subsequent likelihood for rain or snow coming Tuesday into Wednesday.