Mild and Mostly Cloudy Today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature mild temperatures and mostly cloudy skies as a stalled frontal boundary lounges overhead. Satellite imagery this morning shows some sunshine over northern and eastern parts of the area, but sadly this will be short-lived as the front attempts to slide north this afternoon. Though we will technically be on the cooler side of the boundary, there isn’t exactly a whole lot of cold air in the vicinity. As a result, temps will remain mild today with highs ranging from the low/mid 50s along the Midcoast peninsulas to the mid/upper 60s for most of the rest of the area and low/mid 70s in southwestern NH.

A wave of low pressure will ride along the boundary later in the day today, helping push clouds past their current frontier from Augusta over towards Bethel. That low pressure will also provide some much-needed rain for southern areas. Showers look to arrive in western NH around 5 PM, possibly accompanied by a few rumbles of thunder. Most of southern Maine will have to wait until sunset (7-8 PM) for rain to start falling. A few storms in southwestern NH might bring some gusty winds this evening, but I’m not expecting any major problems with severe weather at this point.

-Jack