Cool And Cloudy Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature cool temps and cloudy skies as low-level moisture remains trapped over the region. Look for some patchy sunshine to develop beginning in northeastern areas this afternoon, but overall, overcast will be the rule. Overcast skies combined with northeast winds will result in cool temps, with highs generally in the low to mid 60’s. Some drizzle is possible this morning, but otherwise mainly dry conditions are expected.

-Jack

Cooler And Cloudier Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature cooler and cloudier weather as a backdoor cold front has now finished working southwest through the area. Behind that front, low clouds are present with NE winds bringing in cooler air. Ahead of the front in SW NH, warmer and muggier conditions remain intact. The terrain of SW NH will likely stop the boundary from making much more southwestward progress, and the combination of the terrain plus the front will likely be just enough forcing to drive a pop up shower or two this afternoon as highs rise into the mid to upper 60’s.

Elsewhere, look for more clouds than sun with much cooler temps in the low 60’s. The mountains and northeast will be even cooler than that, with highs in the low to mid 50’s.

Enjoy the cooler weather!

-Jack

Flooding Rains In The South This Morning

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After bringing catastrophic flooding to parts of North and South Carolina this past weekend, Florence is paying a visit to New England on its way out of the country this morning. As of this writing at 8:15 AM, southern NH including Manchester and Keene is under a flash flood warning, meaning that rapid rises in streams/creeks is occurring/imminent. Heavy rain extends slightly north of this region as well, with lighter rain farther north towards Lewiston.

That heavy rain in Southern NH will lift a little to the north today, likely making it up into the Casco Bay region by lunchtime. As in Southern NH, rapid small stream rises and ponding on roads will be the primary threats. Thankfully Florence is accelerating off to the East, and will not be stalling out like it did in the Carolinas. For those who do see heavy rain this morning, imagine what it would be like for it to rain like that for days on end. That was Florence. Now imagine what it would be like for that to go on for an entire week. That was Harvey. We get some wild weather here in Maine for sure, but we’re quite fortunate to usually escape those types of events.

Up to the north, a cold front is dropping south through the Saint Lawrence Valley. This will be putting up a wall of sorts that prohibits Florence’s moisture from moving into northern areas. A few scattered showers and storms are possible along the front this afternoon in the north, but otherwise its passage will be quiet.

Both systems clear out this evening, with partly sunny skies returning in the west by sunset. Highs will take on a distribution opposite to what we’d usually expect. The warmest temps near 80 will be up in the west and mountains where peeks of sun will develop this afternoon, while the coast/foothills stay the cloudiest and thus the coolest around 70.

-Jack

More Late-Summer Weather Today

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Today will feature more weather that resembles late summer more than it does early fall. Look for highs to rise into the low 80’s for most areas, slightly cooler in the mountains and along the coast, under partly to mostly sunny skies. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible in northern and northeastern parts of the area, from NH’s mountains across to the foothills north and northeast of Augusta. Slightly more humid conditions are expected today as well, adding to the summer feel.

-Jack

A Lovely Late Summer Day

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Today will feature lovely late summer weather as high pressure remains anchored off to our north. Look for highs right around 80 for most of the area, with mid to upper 70’s in the mountains and along the immediate coastline. Morning foggy areas will see sunshine develop within the next hour or two, with more sun than clouds expected through the rest of the day. A brief shower is possible in the far north this afternoon as a weak boundary drifts southward, but otherwise dry conditions will continue.

-Jack

Fog Slow To Lift This Morning Along The Coast

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Fog and low cloudiness will be slow to lift off the coast this morning as light winds and abundant moisture appear not to be going anywhere in a hurry. By lunchtime, heating from the sun should get most places out of the clouds, but the sun’s heating is quite a bit less powerful this time of year compared to the summer, so that process will take longer than it might have a couple months ago. Look for highs to range from 80 in the north, where the sun will be out all day, to 65 right along the coast where fog will hang on the longest.

-Jack

Morning Fog Burns Off To A Pleasant Afternoon

Hello everyone!

Fog is being reported in parts of the area this morning, primarily in the south. That fog will be burning off this morning for all but southernmost NH, with sunny skies and pleasant conditions developing. Highs will primarily fall in the mid to upper 70’s, but those southern NH areas that hang onto the fog will be a bit closer to the 70 degree mark. The same will be true for the midcoast where some low cloudiness is expected to stick around into the afternoon. No precip is expected today as high pressure remains in control.

-Jack

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

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