A warm front stalled out south of our area will provide a focal point for more showers and thunderstorms today, mostly across southern parts of the area. Rain is ongoing south of a Portland – Plymouth NH line as of 7:30 and will continue in this area for the next few hours before getting dragged offshore by a weak area of low pressure. Most of the rain is light to moderate but a few embedded convective cells have produced some heavy rain over the past few hours especially closer to the MA border.
I’m not expecting any major flooding issues from this rain since totals should come out to around 1.5″ near the MA border and less farther north. That said, our soils have absorbed a whole lot of water in the past week or so which means that some of the usual low-lying spots might be quick to fill up and slow to drain out today. If you’re in York County ME or southern NH, I’d take a few minutes this morning to make sure the sump pump is still in good working order after Elsa.
For points farther north, a mostly cloudy day is in store for central ME and NH while a few breaks of sun will work into the mountains and foothills north of Augusta this afternoon. This will send temps into the mid to upper 70s for points north and east of Lewiston/Augusta while southern areas top out in the upper 60s to low 70s under thick cloud cover.