Almost as soon as we were done cleaning up from last Friday / Saturday's storm, we started hearing about THIS Friday / Saturday's storm.

Of course, this storm is quite a bit different than last week's storm.  With the exception of a few areas, we are not expecting any snow from this storm.  Instead, we'll be getting pounded by rain and high winds.

Because it is assumed that the rain and warm temperatures will melt all of the snow that we currently have, some meteorologists (like the team at WMTW) are calling this storm a "Grinch".  Why?  Because it is leaving us with no hope of having a white Christmas.

So, what CAN we expect after the storm leaves our area?


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Aaron Burden / Unsplash

According to the National Weather Service, we are going to see temperatures throughout the state nosedive.

Friday night, even as the rain and snow continue to fall, the temperature will begin dropping.  Deep in the overnight, we can expect a temperature of around 14 degrees.  However, it will feel a lot colder than that when you factor in the wind chill.

Christmas Eve will be sunny and cooler.  We'll have a high of around 25, but it will feel more like ZERO when you take into account the wind chill.

Christmas Day will be sunny with a high of 27, but it is going to feel a lot colder when you factor in the wind chill.

What does this mean for us?  Well, in addition to the fact that it is going to be FREEZING, we're going to be dealing with a lot of ice.  A LOT of ice!

Despite the fact that we have some great Maine DOT and local plow people, you should still expect some of the roads and sidewalks to be icy for the next few mornings.

Be safe, have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy & Safe New Year, yadda yadda yadda...

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