MAINE, USA — After a mixture of rain, snow and freezing rain on Monday night into Tuesday Maine will be plunged even deeper into an unusually cold November freeze.
The signals for this cold shot have been there for over a week, and it's well forecast overall. However, that doesn't change the reality of a big blob of purple up in your face before Thanksgiving:
That deep and digging trough will result in overnight lows on Wednesday and Thursday some 20 F below average. When you talk about anomalies (and, frankly who doesn't?) usually you talk in the 5-10 F range, so this is near record level.
Wednesday is cold for sure, but Thursday will likely be a few degrees colder even. Records will be threatened, but most will hold.
A reinforcing shot of cold comes for the weekend. After that there are signs we start to drag ourselves out of the freezer for a bit.