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.