January thaw doesn’t last long as low temperatures move back in

Posted Jan. 20, 2014, at 8:44 a.m.
Last modified Jan. 20, 2014, at 10:08 a.m.

GRAY, Maine — Any thoughts of spring brought on by recent warm weather will soon be put to rest with subzero temperatures.

The mercury won’t be rising anytime soon, according to the National Weather Service forecast, as bitter cold has prompted the weather service to issue wind chill advisories and warnings.

Temperatures Monday night and into Tuesday were expected to dip well below zero, according to the weather service.

A wind chill warning was issued for northwestern Franklin, Oxford and Somerset counties, and advisories are also on the map for Aroostook and northern Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.

The weather warnings will take effect at 11 p.m. Monday and last into Tuesday morning.

Wind chill readings are expected to get as low as 35 below zero. Homeowners are strongly advised to bring pets inside.