Overcast skies currently observed across much of the region will give way to a mix of sun and clouds later this afternoon as a coastal storm east of Cape Cod races off towards Nova Scotia. Any last light precipitation associated with this system over the Penobscot Bay area will taper off in the next hour or two. Once the system is gone, we’ll be left with a few hours of mostly sunny skies before daytime heating generates a cumulus field and clouds associated with our next disturbance begin to arrive from the west. That next system is a fairly strong cold front which will bring some showers and flurries to the region late tonight/early tomorrow morning.
The cold airmass moving in behind that front will set the stage for our next event on Friday night/Saturday morning. Yes, it will involve snow. No, not just at the highest summits. More details to come.
Before we have to worry about all that, step outside this afternoon and enjoy the (relatively) nice weather. Highs will range from 50 in the mountains and along the Midcoast to 60 in interior Maine and southeastern NH.