Sunshine Returns Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature the return of sunshine for much of the area, though some folks will have to be a bit patient. The inverted trough that brought snow to the area yesterday is drifting lazily southwest as we sit under a region of weak winds aloft. Some snow showers are still showing up on radar over Central NH but they don’t appear strong enough to drop anything more than a coating.

Drier air will slowly filter into the region today on northeasterly winds as that inverted trough keeps sliding southwest. Eventually, we’ll get dry enough for clouds to clear. Satellite imagery suggests that the clearing line is now pushing through Greenville ME though patchy sun is possible farther southwest. By early this afternoon, most spots northeast of Portland should see some sunshine. Everyone should be clear by sunset.

Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Clouds return tomorrow ahead of our next system set to arrive on Thursday. Interestingly enough, that system will be backing into the region from the northeast. Not exactly typical for our latitude!

Here’s a little loop showing our next frontal boundary originating in the Central Atlantic today before moving west through Newfoundland and New Brunswick/Nova Scotia tomorrow and eventually arriving here in Maine on Thursday.