Comfortable Saturday, Snowy Sunday
Life is all about recovery. After record shattering temperatures on Wednesday, the Loaf has been using the return to average to blow snow and set up for a strong weekend. I have faith they can get it done; after all I recovered from this...
This weekend will offer up a bit of a "What kind of skier/boarder are you?" test. If you want to be comfortable and see some sun, Saturday is your day. If you're all about fresh snow, then it's Sunday without a doubt.
Look for partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies on Saturday with highs popping into the upper 30s during the afternoon. Warm enough to make for nice skiing, but not a slushfest.
Sunday brings some much needed snow. It's not a blockbuster, but instead a overriding warm front thump from the southwest.
Now note the timing, that map is for around 2 PM on Sunday so the first half of the day will likely be snow free...but it'll come in hard by the afternoon.
These kind of storms are crowd pleasers in Maine because they are consistent and they often leave the coast in the rain which makes them happy (sickos).
By Sunday night a few sleet pellets may mix in but that's not such a bad thing as it builds the base efficiently.
Monday should be a sweet day if you can get it off. Fresh snow and temperatures back near 40 F.
I'm thinking about 6" for the Loaf, with some upside potential if the moisture is right.
After that, all eyes on a beautiful blocking setup for next weekend. These type of blocks are famous for their big snowstorms as they hold the low in place for long periods of time.
My only concern with this block? It might be TOO good, and cut the storm off for a few days overhead.
It's a pattern worth watching.