Freezing rain, winds to bring feel of winter back to Maine over next 3 days

A wave of cold air is expected to blow through Maine for the next three days, battering much of the state with freezing rain, wind and possibly some light snow, according to the National Weather Service.

In the Bangor area, the brunt of weather will hold off until Monday morning, when freezing rain is expected to start falling around 4 a.m. and make the roads slick before the morning commute, according to Matt Walker, a forecaster with the weather service in Caribou.

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for nearly the entire state.

“It probably will mostly be sleet, but with any freezing rain mixed in, that combination creates trouble for the road,” Walker said. “Nobody is going to have any big accumulation of snow.”

Any snow that falls will likely be washed away when temperatures rise in the afternoon, leading to heavy rains that are predicted to fall in central and eastern Maine overnight into Tuesday, Walker said.

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