The theme of this week’s weather will be much-needed rain as a series of disturbances bring tropical moisture northward into our region and provide a bit of forcing to get that moisture from vapor form into liquid form. Early this morning, most of the area saw a nice burst of heavy rain from a batch of showers moving north. A few spots north of Waterville/Farmington will get these showers in the next hour or so. Then most of the region will remain dry while scattered showers continue moving onshore east of Portland. Even in this area, the whole day won’t be a washout but rain will make an appearance from time to time. It looks like the best chance for rain will be early/mid afternoon.
These showers won’t bust our drought, but there are hints at a more widespread heavy rain event Tuesday-Wednesday that might be able to make some more meaningful progress. Fingers crossed!
Skies today will look fairly similar to yesterday with low clouds and/or fog along the coastal plain while patchy sunshine develops inland. High temps will range from the mid 60s along the Midcoast to near 80 in central/western NH.