Water cascades over a frozen dam Thursday at J. Eugene Boivin Park in Rumford along the Androscoggin River. Russ Dillingham/Sun Journal

An arctic air mass moves Friday into Maine, and the cold air will stay through Saturday.

Temperatures will peak in the teens and single digits today. Light winds also are expected, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight, clear skies and light winds will let air temperatures fall well below zero. Coastal areas will be warmer.

Sunday will warm up gradually, but it will remain cool through early next week. Light snow showers are possible in late Sunday. The next chance for more widespread precipitation will hold off until at least Tuesday.

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• If power outages occur, CMP urges customers to call the toll-free outage hotline: 1-800-696-1000. Or you can  report an outage online.

• If you’re going to use a back up generator in a power outage, CMP has generator safety information.

• The American Red Cross has tips for preventing and thawing frozen pipes.


The Maine Emergency Management Agency has winter storm safety tips for:

Removing Snow from Roofs

Car Preparedness Bag

If Stranded with your Vehicle

Preventing Hypothermia

Wood Burning and Lung Health

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