I’ve been posting weather forecasts here on forecasterjack.com since 2011. Since that time, the page has grown from a place to ramble about something 11-year-old me was casually interested in, to a dependable source of weather information for Western Maine and New Hampshire. Each morning, I work to bring you the most reliable forecast I can, communicated clearly and concisely. That takes effort on my part, and that effort is something I’ve been more than happy to put in.
That being said, I’m heading off to college at Cornell University this fall, and the workload associated with that education will mean I have to be a little more selective about what I choose to spend my limited time and energy on. That doesn’t mean that forecasterjack will be an impossible lift, but instead that to make it viable, it’s going to be important to get something out of it. Getting up an extra half hour-hour early to forecast weather a few hundred miles away for free isn’t something I’m going to be able to do. But if a few folks each pitch in a few bucks, and continuing to post means having enough spare change to buy my friends and me pizza on a Friday night, or put gas in the car to get to the ski mountain on a Saturday? That’s a tradeoff I’d be happy to make.
After a much-deserved few day break from the oppressive humidity that we suffered through last week, we’re unfortunately headed back into a tropical airmass as moisture continues to surge northward from the Gulf of Mexico, and adjacent parts of the tropical Atlantic. Dew points this morning are still reasonable, in the mid 60’s for most of the area, but by this evening, dew points will range from 65 in the north, to over 70 in the south, back into the “oppressive” range.
Along with the increase in humidity will come an increase in cloud cover, as well as an increase in precipitation chances. Satellite imagery shows plenty of sunshine across the area this morning, and high clouds just to our south/west. These high clouds will filter into the area this morning, resulting in a transition to overcast skies by lunchtime. Coastal fog will also continue, with only slightly improved visibility this afternoon. These clouds will help keep temps down in spite of the humidity, with highs ranging from 80 in areas northeast of Augusta to 70 in the White Mountains.
We’ll remain under the influence of strong high pressure in the Western Atlantic, so widespread shower/thunderstorm activity is not expected. However, a pop up shower or storm is possible late in the day across New Hampshire, with heavy rain being the primary threat.
Wetter weather is expected tomorrow.