The sun sets over the western Maine mountains on July 22, 2014, as seen from Avery Peak of Bigelow Mountain. Credit: Courtesy of Aislinn Sarnacki

A cold spell this weekend could bring a sprinkling of snow to the highest peaks in Maine tonight.

A storm system is expected to move through northern New Hampshire on Saturday night, sweeping near-freezing temperatures across western Maine, according to the National Weather Service office in Gray.

Weather on Saturday night is also expected to be windy in western Maine, with gusts of up to 30 miles per hour possible at times.

In Bangor, temperatures are expected to hover in the high 50s on Saturday, dropping to low 40s on Saturday night. Moderate precipitation is expected, with central Maine getting up to a quarter inch of rain overnight and into Sunday morning.

Southern Maine can expect temperatures in the mid 60s on Saturday, dropping to mid 50s on Sunday, with a 70 percent chance of precipitation throughout the weekend.

Northern Maine is expected to remain rainy throughout the weekend, with mid 60s temperatures dropping to mid 40s overnight and into Sunday.

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.