Clouds And Rain Arrive Today

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Today will feature morning sunshine unfortunately giving way to afternoon clouds and rain as low pressure passes north of the area. This low will be trying to draw warm air north, but the progress of that warm air will be slowed by the mountains. This “mini cold-air-damming” will lead to cool temps up north, around 45, with warm temps in the south, around 60.

Rain showers will arrive from southwest to northeast late this morning, arriving in Portland around noon. Arrival times in SW NH will be a couple hours earlier, with arrival in northern/eastern areas being a couple hours later. Rain by and large will not be heavy. Keep an eye on the showers with radar imagery from weather.us. Rain chances will remain on the higher side through the evening hours, though no one location will see steady rain for the entire afternoon.

-Jack

A Pleasant But Crisp Fall Day Today

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Today will feature fairly chilly temps, but overall fairly nice weather as Canadian high pressure crests over the region. Look for sunny skies to expand from the south this morning into the mountains this afternoon. Highs will range from a little above 40 in the north to almost 60 in the south. No precipitation is expected.

-Jack

Chilly Rain To Start Today

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Today will feature a chilly rain in the morning as weak low pressure zooms by to our south. Look for light rain, possibly mixed with some snowflakes in mountain towns, to taper off this afternoon, with sunshine developing from west to east in time for sunset. High temps will be on the lower side today, ranging from 40 in the north to a little above 50 in the south.

-Jack

Cool And Cloudy Today

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Today will feature cool and cloudy weather as the remnants of Hurricane Michael rumble by to our south. Look for highs to range from 40 in the mountains to around 60 along the coast. NW winds will pick up as Michael moves by, which will make the cool temps feel even a bit cooler. As far as precipitation goes, none is expected as low-level dry air will evaporate any rain that falls from aloft. While Michael’s precipitation will remain confined to Southern New England, the storm’s clouds will be able to easily flow northward, leaving us with overcast skies for most of the morning hours. Some clearing downwind of the mountains is possible this evening just before sunset. Upslope flow will keep the mountains socked in the clouds through the evening.

-Jack

Cool And Rainy Today

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Cool and rainy weather is set to take over the region today, with the cool portion of the forecast coming in from the northeast, and the rainy part of the forecast coming in from the southwest. The rain is associated with moisture streaming north from the remnants of Michael, so it could be heavy at times.

Radar imagery shows this rain moving into New Hampshire this morning, with Maine set to get in on the action over the next 1-2 hours. Look for just plain old steady rain through the middle part of the day as that tropical moisture gets lifted up and over our low-level cold air. The approach of a cold front this evening will result in a transition to more showery precipitation, with the passage of that front eventually shutting down the rain tonight.

Today’s rains will add up to a couple of inches, which won’t be enough for any major/widespread flooding concerns. Do keep an eye out though for low-lying spots typically susceptible to flooding, as they’ll probably be seeing some water today.

Highs will be on the chillier side north of the front, which will include everyone except SW NH. Temps in the mountains will sit around 45, with temps farther south around 55. Meanwhile in SW NH and the CT river valley, highs will top out in the low to mid 70’s!

-Jack

Strong Backdoor Cold Front To End Fall Warmth Today

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Fall break is now over, and I’m back at home base in Ithaca, meaning that updates will resume as per usual. Likewise, Mother Nature is also set to cease pretending like it’s summer vacation today, with a backdoor cold front bringing an end to unusually warm fall temps. Our airmass this morning is warm and muggy across the area, with dew points in the 60’s more typical of July than October.

By sunset, most of Maine will be dropping through the 50’s into the 40’s as breezy NE winds kick in. However, before that, temps will rise into the low to mid 80’s for most of SW ME and NH. Along the front, showers and storms are possible this afternoon/evening as those warm temps and muggy air will actually lead to some instability. Those showers/storms will wane in intensity after sunset.

-Jack

Cool And Cloudy Today

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Today will feature cool temps and cloudy skies as we sit north of a warm frontal boundary. Most of these clouds will be in the low levels, meaning that fog is also a possibility, especially this morning. Precipitation by and large won’t be an issue, though scattered showers are expected as that warm front lifts a little closer. If you’re looking for the best shot at sunshine, head to the midcoast, where you’ll also find the warmest temps around 55. The rest of the area will range between 45 in the mountains and 50 elsewhere in terms of temps.

-Jack

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

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