One Last Nice Day (For A While At Least)

Hello everyone!

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

Another Summer Stunner

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Today will feature more beautiful summer weather as Canadian high pressure exerts its influence on Northern New England. Look for more sunny skies, mild temps, and low humidity with highs a few degrees on either side of the 80 degree mark. Enjoy it while it lasts, clouds increase tomorrow with rain and tropical humidity arriving Sunday and lasting through much of next week.

-Jack

Enjoy The Beautiful Weather While It Lasts

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Enjoy today’s beautiful weather while it lasts, because unfortunately it’s here on borrowed time. High pressure is responsible for this morning’s sunny skies, which will continue through this afternoon. Dry and cool air will feel great today, with highs ranging through the 70’s from north to south. We have one more day of nice weather tomorrow before clouds increase on Saturday ahead of an onslaught of tropical humidity and torrential rains that will begin on Sunday and last through next week.

-Jack

Beautiful Summer Weather Today

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Today will feature beautiful summer weather as a cold front moves off to our southeast. Dry air will filter in on northwesterly breezes behind the front, with cool and comfortable conditions developing as a result. Look for mostly sunny skies and lovely temps ranging from 65 in the mountains to 75 along the southern coast. Enjoy the beautiful day!

-Jack

Strong To Severe Thunderstorms Arrive Today

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First off, a quick apology for the lack of posts over the past few days. I was out on the water and thought I’d have cell service to post, but alas I didn’t.

A strong cold front is on the way today, and strong thunderstorms will accompany it as it traverses the region from west to east. Showers and storms are already ongoing this morning in New Hampshire and far northern Maine. Expect these storms to weaken a little as they move east before lunchtime. Afterwards, look for storms to redevelop along the front itself, currently located in western New York. These storms will be the ones to watch for severe weather. The primary threat today will be damaging winds, but an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out southwest of Portland. Flash flooding will also be a concern with today’s storms due to the deep moisture in place across the area ahead of the front. Storms will clear the coast this evening, with clearing skies expected tonight.

Temps will be tricky to predict today due to uncertainties related to cloud cover. Satellite imagery shows widespread clouds across much of Maine and Northern NH this morning, with sunshine across southern NH. Temps will be warmest in those sunny areas, with highs in the mid to upper 80’s expected. Farther north under the cloud cover, highs in the upper 70’s to low 80’s will be more common, though warmer temps are possible if some sun does develop.

-Jack

Another Summer Stunner

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More stunning Maine summer weather is on tap for today as Canadian high pressure remains in control of our weather. Hurricane Chris is passing several hundred miles east of the area this morning, and its impacts on our area are twofold. First, northerly winds on the system’s western side are keeping our cool/dry air pipeline open. Second, swells from the system have arrived this morning and will create hazardous conditions (and great surfing!) at exposed shoreline points.

With astronomical high tides occurring this month at the point in Earth’s orbit that’s closest to the sun (perigee), some waves that typically would remain in the intertidal zone may drift up into low-lying coastal lawns/roads. Aside from the brief splashover/flooding, and the rip current risk, Chris will remain a low impact system for our area as it rockets towards Newfoundland.

Skies are mainly sunny this morning, with NW winds from Chris setting up an upslope/downslope pattern¬†where the only part of the area with cloud cover is the northwestern slopes of the mountains. These clouds should decrease somewhat in areal coverage later this afternoon as temps warm up. Speaking of high temps, look for highs in the upper 60’s north to the upper 70’s south. No precipitation is expected.

-Jack

A Beautiful Summer Day Today

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Today will feature picture perfect Maine summer weather as Canadian high pressure moves overhead. Mostly sunny skies will be the rule for the majority of the area today, with morning clouds across the Midcoast and foothills clearing out this afternoon. Temps will rise to around 70 in the north and around 80 farther south, with the coast splitting the difference around 75. No precipitation is expected. Enjoy!

-Jack