Wintry weather forecast to impact Maine while widespread warmth hits West

Winter weather advisories have been issued through Friday afternoon

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The system that produced three days of severe weather has shifted along the East Coast, but will move off the Atlantic coast early Friday for most.

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However, on the northern end of this line, a threat of wintry weather is targeting interior Maine

Winter weather alerts for interior Maine

Winter weather alerts for interior Maine (Credit: Fox News)

Winter weather advisories have been issued through Friday afternoon. 

Off-and-on snow and ice will be possible across New England through the weekend. 

Northeast Fox model

Northeast Fox model (Credit: Fox News)

Meanwhile, in the West, widespread warmth and record heat are expected through the weekend. 

Highs will soar 10-25 degrees above average, reaching the 70s and 80s. 

Friday's potential record highs in the West

Friday's potential record highs in the West (Credit: Fox News)

The deserts will likely reach the mid-90s. 

Over 60 record highs are possible from southwestern California to the Great Basin. 

The weekend's potential record highs in the West

The weekend's potential record highs in the West (Credit: Fox News)

El Centro, California, is forecast to reach 98 degrees on Saturday. 

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The heat is also expected to melt much of the remaining below-average snowpack.