Brrrrr, it’s cold out there in northern New England

Residents of northern New England who awoke to subzero temperatures can count on a thaw later this week.

The National Weather Service says the temperature dipped as low as minus-29 Monday morning in the town of Masardis in northern Maine. It was 28 below in Dickey, near Allagash, and 26 below at Estcourt Station along the Canadian border.

Meteorologist Tom Hawley in Maine says the cold snap will break Tuesday, with the possibility of rain, freezing rain and snow.

By Wednesday, there’ll be a January thaw with temperatures in the mid- to upper 40s in parts of the region through Friday.

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