PORTLAND, Maine —
A Christmas Day nor’easter will guarantee a white Christmas for all of Maine and make holiday travel difficult.
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Christmas Eve day and evening will feature quiet conditions. Some melting during the day Sunday may refreeze Sunday night, patchy black ice will mean slick driving.
Snow arrives southwest to northeast after midnight and spreads rapidly Christmas morning. Heavy bands of snow are possible through the morning and midday Monday.
Wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph will cause blowing and drifting snow, leading to reduced visibility.
Temperatures Monday will stay in the teens and twenties. Gusty wind will cause wind chill temperatures to drop into the single digits and below zero.
Snow will end from west to east after sunset Monday.
Very cold air settles in for the remainder of the holiday week. Daytime high temperatures will be in the single digits by Wednesday and Thursday, while overnight lows will drop to below zero.
Maine’s Total Weather will be tracking this storm and bringing you updates.