Morning Mixed Precip Gives Way to Afternoon Rain Showers

Hello everyone!

A batch of precip is working its way through the area this morning and we’re sampling the full range of precip types from snow inland to a mix of rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain along I-95 north of Portland to rain along the coast. Snowfall totals inland are likely to remain minor, about 1-2″ maybe 3″ in some lucky spots, but roads will be slick if you’re headed out in the next few hours.

After this batch of precip departs midday, we’ll see temps climb quickly for those outside the interior foothills and mountains. By the time our next round of precip arrives from the west in the mid/late afternoon, it will be all rain outside of a few pockets of freezing rain in the usual cool spots from Fryeburg up to Farmington and Jackman. High temps will range from the low/mid 30s in those cool spots to the low 50s along the coast.

-Jack

Generally Quiet Weather Continues

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Generally quiet weather will continue today as a weak storm passes to our north. That storm will bring a few snow showers to the mountains this morning, and some clouds elsewhere, but overall not much in the way of impacts are expected. High temps will top out in the upper 20s up north and mid 40s along the coast where westerly breezes will help keep skies a bit brighter (at least in the morning).

-Jack

Generally Quiet as Clouds Advance Today

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A weak clipper system will approach from the west while falling apart today. That means we’ll see generally quiet weather but increasing clouds, especially this afternoon. Some light snow showers are possible up in the mountains, but overall conditions will remain dry. Light westerly winds will keep the mountains cool in the mid 20s while subtle downsloping pushes the coast south of Portland towards 40.

-Jack

Cool and Generally Quiet Today

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Today will feature cool and generally quiet weather as a storm develops too far offshore to bring much in the way of impacts. Northwesterly breezes behind this system will help keep some upslope clouds in the mix especially this morning while the coast generally clears out. Temps will range from the mid 20s up north to the mid 30s along the southern coast.

-Jack

First Accumulating Snow Arrives For Many This Evening

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With the last of the pumpkin pie enjoyed for breakfast and Christmas music only now beginning to play, it is time for another rite of early winter: the first widespread accumulating snow. A rapidly developing storm in the Gulf of Maine will deliver the goods beginning in the next few hours over the mountains before cold air can make its way towards the coast this evening.

Look for patchy rain and snow this morning to become steadier this afternoon as the storm begins to intensify offshore. As the sun sets, winds shift around to the northwest, and precip gets heavier, rain will change to snow for all but the immediate shoreline. It will be tough to get much accumulation outside the higher terrain, but slushy coatings are likely west of I-95 and north of Route 1. A band of heavier snow is likely to develop just northwest of the storm’s center as it moves up Penobscot Bay, meaning that interior parts of Knox and Waldo counties may be able to pick up as much as 2-3″ overnight. Overall, this seems like a relatively low-impact storm but take it slow if you’re out and about today in the mountains where snow may be able to start accumulating on the roads beginning this afternoon.

High temps will be on the cooler side today, ranging from the low 30s up in the mountains to the mid 40s along the Midcoast peninsulas. Much colder air will arrive behind the storm tomorrow.

-Jack

Milder Today as Clouds Increase

Hello everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!

Today will feature milder weather and increasing clouds as a cold front approaches from the west. Look for high temps ranging from the lower 40s up north to around 50 in the south. Morning sunshine will gradually slip behind thickening clouds as the day goes on, but precip won’t arrive until well after dark. It’ll mostly be rain outside of the higher summits tonight before changing to snow from northwest to southeast tomorrow. Overall this doesn’t appear to be a major snowstorm, but most of us should see at least a few flakes in the air and inland areas will pick up a slushy inch or two, with more in the higher terrain.

-Jack

Clear and Cool Today

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A strong storm is building over the Atlantic this morning, but will remain well to our east. That leaves us on the cool and clear side of the storm as chilly air continues filtering in from Canada. Look for high temps ranging from the upper 20s in the mountains to the low 40s right along the coast. Winds will remain from the northwest and will be noticeable at times, but there isn’t enough leftover moisture to support much in the way of upslope cloud cover except for the highest peaks.

Enjoy the lovely late-fall weather!

-Jack

Brisk but Quiet Today

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Today will feature brisk weather as temps remain on the chilly side and northwest winds remain active on the edge of a developing ocean storm. That storm will stay well to our east, but might throw some clouds towards the coast from time to time today. Mostly though it’ll just be pulling cold air across our area, leading to temps in the mid 20s up north and mid 30s along the coast, with wind chills a good bit colder. Welcome to late fall!

-Jack

Cooler, Breezy, and Unsettled Today

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Today will feature cooler temps, breezy west-northwest winds, and some unsettled weather as morning sunshine destabilizes the air under a chilly pocket aloft. The mountains and Penobscot Bay are currently seeing overcast skies this morning, the former due to upsloping and the latter from the cold front now heading out to our east. The mountain clouds will stick around, but Rockland and surroundings will see some sunshine later this morning.

Clouds will start spilling off the mountains towards the coast midday, bringing with them the chance for some showers. These showers may be composed of any combination of snow, rain, sleet, and graupel. They should be fairly brief though, at least outside the mountains.

Temps will follow our usual upslope/downslope split, with the mountains staying below freezing and the coastline getting into the low/mid 40s.

-Jack

Very Mild Today

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Today will feature a brief detour back into early October as warm air flows north ahead of an approaching cold front. Look for patchy sunshine this morning especially over southern areas to push temps into the high 50s/low 60s while stubborn clouds keep the interior foothills and mountains in the low 50s. Skies will cloud up a bit more as we approach the evening with the front itself and its associated round of rain sweeping through overnight.

-Jack

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

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