After a winter storm brings areas of Maine as much as a foot of snow Friday, a blast of frigid cold air will settle into the state next week.

The National Weather Service is forecasting bitter cold next week. Monday features sunshine and highs near 25 degrees before temps plummet during the overnight hours. Monday night into Tuesday sub-zero temps are expected, with the Bangor area bottoming out near -4. Highs during the day Tuesday are forecast to top out a few degrees above zero. Overnight Tuesday, temps could dip a low as -11.

Northern areas may not see temps climb above zero, with highs in Caribou expected to peak at -4 during the day Tuesday. Overnight temps may dip to as low as -22 Tuesday night.

Temps will begin to rebound Wednesday with highs near 15 degrees. More seasonable temps return Thursday, with highs near 30.

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