A two part storm is expected to impact much of Maine, Monday. The storm is forecast to bring rain to the Bangor area, followed by bitter cold, and strong winds.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a storm that starts with rain and wet snow, and ends with bitter cold. The storm moves into the state Monday morning, bringing rain to the Bangor area, and snow mixing with rain to northern areas. The Bangor and Downeast areas will likely see less than an inch of wet snow, while northern areas may see up to three inches of new snowfall.

Monday evening, a strong cold front will cause temperatures to rapidly drop across the state. Forecasters warn commuters of flash freezing and snow squalls during the overnight hours. Winds will increase along with the falling temperatures, creating dangerous wind chills Tuesday morning. Winds could gust to around 45 MPH at times.

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