Today will feature a trend towards more sunshine as clouds and showers associated with a cold front slide offshore in the next couple hours. Most of the rain associated with this system is now moving east of Penobscot Bay, but a few more showers are noted on radar imagery over the foothills of western Maine and the CT River valley. These will slide east over the next few hours and should be long gone by mid/late-morning. Sunshine is already crossing into western Vermont and should arrive by lunchtime.
The afternoon will feature westerly breezes bringing cooler and drier air into the region. Western and northern parts of the area will see this process occur much faster, so there won’t be enough moisture left over for a pop-up afternoon shower. The same can’t be said for much of the coastal plain where lingering moisture will combine with the developing sunshine to produce a bit of instability. This should be enough for a couple of pop-up showers, but not much more. Most of us will remain dry.
High temps today will range from the low 70s up north and along the Midcoast to near 80 in southeastern NH and adjacent SW ME.