More Clouds Today With Mild Temps Continuing

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Today will feature more clouds than yesterday as a weak disturbance moves through aloft. We’ll fall short of complete overcast though, as sunny breaks will occur especially in the north and mountains. The clouds will keep temps in the reasonably mild range even as warmer air moves in aloft. Look for highs ranging from the low 70’s in the north to the low 80’s in the south. A light sprinkle is possible in the mountains this afternoon as daytime heating generates meager instability, but otherwise expect mainly dry conditions to continue.

-Jack

A Brief Respite From The Humidity Today

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Compared to the last few weeks of weather, today will feel absolutely glorious as light westerly breezes bring drier air into the region. Look for mainly sunny skies, and dew points finally in the “reasonably comfortable” range. Highs will be similarly enjoyable, ranging from 70 in the mountains to 80 just away from the coastline. Enjoy the beautiful weather, our humid pattern is just a few days away from reloading.

-Jack

More Afternoon Thunderstorms Today

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Today will feature more or less a repeat of yesterday as another weak frontal boundary drifts in from the west. Skies are clearing out this morning, especially in southwestern Maine and New Hampshire, with lingering clouds over northern and eastern areas likely to thin out as well over the coming few hours. Daytime heating and high dew points will once again fuel thunderstorms this afternoon, initially developing in the mountains before moving towards the coastline this evening.

Storms will, as per usual for our area, pose primarily a damaging wind threat today, however a tornado can’t be ruled out due to low-level southeasterly winds that will enhance rotation in the atmosphere. The greatest threat for a brief tornado would be in the Sebago Lakes region, where terrain influences also help contribute to rotation.

Storms will slowly weaken after sunset. Highs will range from the mid 70’s north to the mid 80’s south.

-Jack

Still Muggy And Unsettled Today

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Today will feature more weather similar to what we saw yesterday, with muggy and generally unsettled conditions expected to continue. Most of the heavy rain associated with a deep plume of tropical moisture remains to our west this morning, and we’ll continue to occupy its eastern fringe for most of the day today. As it drifts in our direction, showers will increase in coverage and intensity across New Hampshire this afternoon, before moving into Maine overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning. These showers will be capable of producing very heavy rainfall rates, so watch for localized flooding in the typically susceptible spots.

Highs will remain seasonably cool today, ranging from 70 along the Midcoast to 80 in the northwestern mountains and southern New Hampshire. Despite the “cooler” temps, the humidity will make things uncomfortable despite the lack of heat. Skies will be mostly cloudy outside of far northwestern parts of the area where downsloping will be taking place in SE flow.

Winter is coming, eventually.

-Jack

Another Muggy And Unsettled Day Today

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Today will feature more muggy and unsettled weather as tropical moisture continues to stream north over the region. Fog is being observed along the coast and in adjacent inland areas this morning, and will continue through the midday hours before slowly lifting/burning off at least somewhat this afternoon. As daytime heating gets going, showers will once again pop up, with western areas once again most likely to see raindrops, and eastern areas most likely to stay dry. Temps will remain seasonably warm, ranging from the low 70’s along the coast to the low 80’s in sunnier northern/western areas. However, dew points will remain oppressive so today’s air will be uncomfortable, even though it won’t be all that hot.

-Jack

Muggy And Unsettled Today

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Today’s weather will feature muggy and unsettled conditions as tropical moisture flows northward into our area directly from the Bahamas. Look for mostly cloudy skies, along with morning fog along the coast. Showers are scattered around the area this morning, and will continue off and on through the rest of the day. Showers will be most likely in the western mountains, and least likely along the Midcoast. While temps will remain actually on the cooler side, in the mid 70’s for most, dew points in the upper 60’s to low 70’s will bring an oppressive feel to the air.

-Jack

One Last Nice Day (For A While At Least)

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We’ve had a downright marvelous stretch of weather over the past few days, with sunny skies, mild temps, and low humidity. Unfortunately, our good run is coming to an end as a coastal storm passes to our west tonight. Clouds will slowly increase today out ahead of that system. As it passes to our west, winds will become southeasterly, which will tap into a long stream of tropical moisture. The result will be increasing humidity as we head into the second half of the weekend. If you’re interested in reading about the coastal storm, I wrote a more detailed post about it for weather.us on Thursday.

Meanwhile today, as clouds slowly increase, winds will become easterly which means the warmest temps will be found in northern areas due to marine air invading southern areas. Look for highs ranging from around 80 near Waterville to around 70 near Portland. Temps inland will split the difference, outside of the typically cooler higher terrain.

If you have outdoor tasks you want done in the next week or so, today’s your day to get on those as we’re in for a fairly prolonged stretch of humidity with on and off tropical rains coming up over the next week or two.

-Jack