One Last Heatless Day

Hello everyone!

Enjoy the weather we have in the forecast today, it’s not weather that we’ll be seeing again for a while as a powerful heat wave invades beginning this weekend. Skies are mostly sunny this morning, with some residual clouds in upslope areas NW of the mountains and along the Midcoast. We’ll see mostly sunny skies continue as some of those morning clouds burn off.

Aloft, some cooler air is filtering into the area, which will help generate instability this afternoon as surface temps warm. This instability will fuel some pop up showers this afternoon as a weak disturbance passes by aloft. Some of these showers will become thunderstorms early this evening as they move southeast towards the coast. No severe weather is expected, though the strongest cells could produce gusty winds and small hail in addition to downpours and lightning. Shower activity will wane around and after sunset as daytime heating is lost.

Highs today will range from around 70 in the north to 85 in southern NH.

-Jack

Beneficial Rains Today

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It’s raining, hooray! After several long months with little moisture, the vegetation of Western Maine and New Hampshire is finally getting a drink this morning as a cold front siphons tropical moisture off a disturbance near North Carolina. That tropical disturbance poses no threat to us, or anyone, directly, but it is indirectly contributing to our rain today. Rain is ongoing this morning, and will continue to fall steadily for most areas through midday, tapering off later in northeastern areas. This afternoon, look for some breaks of sun in southwestern areas, which will result in warming temps and some developing weak instability. That instability will fuel pop up showers in Southern NH this evening, some of which could produce some thunder and gusty winds. Those storms will dissipate as they approach the Maine border around sunset.

Highs will be warmest, around 75, in the sunnier areas of SW NH, and coolest, around 60, in the cloudiest areas of NE ME.

-Jack

Clouds Increase Today With Rain Arriving Tonight

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A storm system is approaching the area from the west this morning. High clouds spreading out ahead of that system will filter across the area from west to east today, slowly obscuring the sun. Despite the increasing clouds, dry weather will hold until after dark when showers will arrive in western NH. Highs will largely be determined by hours of sunshine seen, with the sunniest eastern locations seeing highs around 80 and the cloudiest western location seeing highs around 70. A sea breeze will bring cooler temps to the coastline this evening, with temps falling from around 75 early this afternoon to around 65 later in the evening.

-Jack

Beautiful Summer Day Today

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Today will feature absolutely stunning summer weather as Canadian high pressure crests over the area. Dew points will be low, and temps will be seasonably cool. Sunny skies this morning are in no danger of going anywhere until late tomorrow afternoon. Look for highs ranging from around 70 in the north to around 75 in the south, with cooler temps along the coastline.

Enjoy the beautiful weather, it won’t last long! Rain arrives tomorrow night, and will extend into Thursday before oppressive heat and humidity build for the weekend into early next week.

-Jack

Clearing Skies With The Chance For Afternoon Showers Today

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Today will feature gradually clearing skies as low pressure drifts away to the east. As the sun comes out, temps will warm near the surface, but a large upper level trough will be delivering cool air aloft. These competing processes will set up a large vertical temperature gradient, where the air cools rapidly with height. Any time we get such a gradient, we look for instability to develop, and this afternoon will be no different. Expect pop up showers developing in the early afternoon, especially across the mountains of Western Maine. Some of these showers may develop enough to produce a rumble or two of thunder. Sadly, with limited moisture around, these showers won’t produce much in the way of rain, but a few large droplets could temporarily dampen outdoor activities this afternoon/evening. Highs will range from around 60 in the north to around 70 in the south.

-Jack

Scattered Showers Today

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Today will feature scattered showers as a storm system to our southwest drifts in our direction. Radar imagery shows some showers already in progress across southwestern areas this morning, and the light/scattered nature of these showers is readily apparentĀ in the absence of deep tropical moisture and strong dynamics aloft. Cloud cover will be abundant today due to that storm system, and as a result temps will generally be cool. The warmest temps will be found north and east of Augusta where a few hours of sunshine are expected this morning before clouds take over. Highs will range from 65 in these areas to 55 in the mountains of NH where the coldest temps will be found.

-Jack

Fair Weather To Continue For The Rest Of This Week

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Today’s fair weather will continue for the rest of the week as a weak cold front reinforces our already cool and dry airmass. Highs tomorrow will be pleasantly cool, ranging from the mid 60’s north to the low 70’s in interior southern areas. A few showers are possible in the far north this evening as a cold front moves through, but no widespread precipitation is expected. Mostly clear skies will continue to be the name of the game, aside from some brief cloudiness in the north tonight as that front moves through.

I’ll be off the grid through Friday so my next update will be Saturday morning. If you’re looking for forecast info more detailed than what I have here, head on over to weather.us and type in your town for a full rundown of the forecast from the next few hours to the next two weeks. If you’re confused by what you see on that page, check out this video tutorial explaining how to use it and where to find different info.

-Jack