Mild For Most Today, Rain Arrives This Afternoon

Hello everyone!

Today will feature mild temps for most of the region as warm air surges north ahead of an approaching cold front. Winds ahead of this front have a slight easterly component, so the coast will generally be missing out on the warmer temps due to the influence of the still-cold Gulf of Maine. Highs along the immediate coast south of Portland and along the entire coastal plain north of Portland will sit in the mid 40’s. Farther north in the mountains, the still-deep snowpack will also hold temps to between 40 and 45 degrees. If you’re not near the ocean or the mountains though, and you happen to be SW of Lewiston, you’ll get access to much warmer temps in the mid to upper 50’s. In fact, some parts of Southern NH could spike up into the 60’s if they can get a few sunny breaks this afternoon. Any sunny breaks will be the exception not the rule today as clouds from the front remain widespread.

As for precipitation, we will get some as the front crosses the area this afternoon. Showers will arrive in western NH around noon, moving into Maine about an hour and a half to two hours later. Showers will fall as rain except above 3,500 feet, where a couple inches of snow is possible. Rain and snow will depart from west to east early in the evening, with perhaps a break of sun or two before sunset.

Cooler and drier weather will arrive behind the front for the first half of the work week.

-Jack

Cool And Unsettled Today

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Today we’ll see cooler temps, but keep the unsettled weather as a frontal boundary lingers just south of the region. Expect that front to get hung up as it tries to move north over the still-deep snowpack in the mountains. As a result, most of the region will remain cool and unsettled today as the warm airmass gets forced to rise up and over the low level cold air locked in place over Maine. Expect overcast skies throughout the day, with patchy drizzle and fog developing this afternoon. Highs should sit right around the 40 degree mark for most of the area, except for SW NH. Aside from the drizzle, we won’t see any organized/widespread precip today as strong forcing for ascent remains well to our west.

SW NH will see temps soar into the 60’s as the front should move up to around the 101 corridor. Patchy sunshine should arrive in the warm sector, which will make for a very pleasant day!

-Jack

Mild But Unsettled Today

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Today will feature generally mild temps, but also unsettled conditions as a cold front begins the process of crossing the area. Expect mostly cloudy skies, along with showery precipitation especially in the morning hours today. By this evening, the front will have pushed down towards the coast, which may allow for some sunny breaks to develop in the north. High temps will range from 45 in the north to 55 in the south away from the immediate coastline.

-Jack

Clouds and Temps Both Increase Today

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Today will feature upward trends for both cloud cover and temperatures as a cold front approaches from the west. Expect high temps to rise into the low 40’s north and upper 50’s in interior southern NH. Onshore southerly winds will keep the Midcoast on the cooler side of the region today, with highs around or perhaps even a little below 40. Clouds will slowly but steadily thicken as the day goes on, but any precip should hold off until well after dark tonight.

-Jack

Milder Today

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Today will feature milder temps and generally sunny skies as high pressure slides offshore. Expect high temps to range from 35 in the north to 50 in southern areas that are away from the immediate coast. Given the absence of a westerly wind, we can expect cooler temps along the immediate coast due to the sea breeze circulation. Highs near the shore will hover around 40.

-Jack

Cool And Calm Weather Continues Today

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Today will feature more cool temps and generally quiet conditions as high pressure drifts slowly overhead. Temps will be very similar to yesterday, ranging from around 20 in the north to around 45 in Southern NH. Thankfully, we’ll have full exposure to the strong March sun, which will make it feel quite pleasant if you’re outside. Sunny skies will be the rule for just about the entire region today, so get out and enjoy the lovely weather!

-Jack

Cool And Clear Today

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Today will feature cool temps and clear skies as Canadian high pressure slides towards the region. Expect temps to top out a bit below normal today, ranging from 20 in the mountains to 32 for most of the foothills to a little above 40 in the typical southern NH warm spots. Get outside and enjoy the lovely weather!

-Jack