The roller coaster weather pattern continues across northern Maine with snow, sleet and freezing rain Wednesday followed by rain and unseasonably warm temperatures.

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After the temperature dropped well below 0°F early Tuesday morning across Aroostook County, forecasters say it should hit 50° by Thursday afternoon.

The National Weather Service office in Caribou has issued a Winter Weather advisory until mid-morning Thursday. Snow throughout the day Wednesday is expected to mix with then change to freezing rain by evening. Snowfall totals could range from 2-5 inches across the region with 1/4 of an inch ice buildup possible.

The wintry mix should change over to rain early Thursday morning with winds picking up and temperatures climbing throughout the day, resulting is a rapid melt and possible localized flooding.