BANGOR, Maine — Area residents who have enjoyed the recent sunshine and pleasant outdoor conditions are in for a change.
According to the National Weather Service, increasingly overcast conditions on Sunday will give way to warming temperatures with mixed precipitation including rain, freezing rain and sleet and high winds on Monday. A winter weather advisory was issued Sunday afternoon in effect for the Down East coast and much of cen-tral and eastern Maine from midnight Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday. Winds were expected to reach 25 to 35 mph with gusts of nearly 50 mph. Some areas may experience power outages, especially near the coast.
Heavy rain is expected to spread across Maine on Monday and into Tuesday, with a flood watch in effect for southern and central areas of the state. The daytime temperature is expected to be around 40 degrees, dropping into the low 30s Monday night.
Cold fronts will pass through Monday night and Tuesday, easing winds and driving daytime temperatures down into the low 30s and nighttime temperatures into the low teens.
Skies will clear and temperatures will continue to fall on Wednesday, according to the Weather Service.
For information go to http://forecast.weather.gov.