Slowly Cooling Off Today

Hello everyone!

Today will begin a several day long process of cooling off as cooler air moves into the region from the north-west. As with any WNW flow regime, the usual upslope/downslope rules will apply and the mountains will see cooler temps along with clouds and snow showers while the coast will enjoy milder temps along with bright sunshine. Highs in the mountains will top out in the mid to upper 30’s while highs along the coast are likely to be closer to 45. WNW breezes will be gusty but not overly disruptive with gusts to 20 mph expected.

-Jack

Rain Departs Today

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Today will feature mainly cloudy skies along with morning rain and mountain snow. Morning precip is already winding down across southern and western areas and will wind down for everyone by lunchtime leaving just a few mountain upslope flurries. Highs will be mild for most with highs a few degrees on either side of 50 for everyone SE of the mountains. Highs in the mountains will quickly drop off into the 30’s as cold air attempts to fight its way south. Mainly cloudy skies are expected today but some sunny breaks are possible in SW areas this afternoon.

-Jack

Mild With More Rain/Mix This Evening

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Today will feature mild temps for most of us as onshore flow brings highs up into the mid 40’s for all outside the mountains. Up ┬áin the mountains, steadily falling temps are expected as cold air filters south ahead of our next rainmaker which will bring drops to southern NH early in the afternoon before arriving in Portland and points NE this evening. Highs in the mountains are likely to be limited to the mid 30’s. Rain will arrive as freezing rain there and change to snow tonight as cold air wraps around a developing storm offshore. Rain and mountain snow both wrap up tomorrow morning.

-Jack

Cool And Slippery Start For Some, Mild And Rainy Finish For All

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Today will feature mainly cloudy skies along with a medley of precipitation. This morning, the far north and mountains will see snowflakes, inland and foothill areas will see a mix of sleet and freezing rain, the coastal plain will see some freezing rain, and the immediate coast will start out with plain rain. By this evening all but the farthest north and west of mountains will be seeing plain rain with just a few holdouts of ZR up north. Rain will be heavy at times this evening and a good inch of water is expected to fall across much of the area.

HRRR Model Depiction Of Precip Evolution Today. Credit: Weatherbell
HRRR Model Depiction Of Precip Evolution Today. Credit: Weatherbell

Rain winds down this evening and temps will rise as westerly breezes will break up the last remaining cold air and everyone will be near or above 40 degrees by midnight.

More rain/mix/snow arrives tomorrow evening and into Thursday before cooler air arrives this weekend.

-Jack

Steadily Improving Weather Today

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Yesterday saw some cracks in the overcast, today will see the completion of that job at least along the coast. Look for mainly sunny skies SE of the mountains along with warm temps a little shy of 40 degrees. In the mountains, look for partly to mostly cloudy skies along with cooler temps a little above freezing. Winds look light as high pressure settles in and no precip is expected.

A medley of wintry weather looks to arrive tomorrow before a rainy rest of the week.

-Jack

Brightening Up Today

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After a prolonged stretch of cloudy weather these past few days, today’s forecast finally features fairly widespread sun. Breaks in the overcast are already being reported across southern and western areas while the midcoast and NE mountains are still dealing with rain and snow showers as a result of an inverted trough. That will move out by mid day leaving almost everyone, except for the mountain upslope suspects, dry. Upslope sprinkles and flurries will continue on and off for much of the day as breezy NW winds develop. Gusts to 25 mph are expected. Temps today will follow recent trends with highs right around 30 in the north and a bit above 40 in the south as downsloping will exert its mild influence.

Our next chance for widespread precip arrives Tuesday in the form of *enter precip type here*.

-Jack

More Unsettled Weather Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature a continued lack of sunshine as weak storm systems swirl around. Look for cloudy skies, morning fog, and evening showers of both the rain and snow varieties depending on location. Starting with this morning, fog should slowly lift from now through noon when it should be mostly gone from all areas. A period of dry but cloudy conditions is likely between noon and late afternoon (4-5 PM) at which time showers are likely to develop. These will be rainy along the coast and snowy in the mountains with a variety of mixed precip in between. Coatings of snow are possible in the mountains but nothing beyond that is expected. We’ll return to dry and cloudy conditions later this evening.

Temps are forecast to range from around 30 in the far north to around 40 along the coast with light winds.

-Jack

Reliably hype-free weather info for Western Maine and New Hampshire from amateur forecaster Jack Sillin

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