Today will feature cool temps and rainy weather, especially in the morning, as the first part of a long-duration storm moves in from the west. Observations this morning show rain underway south and west of Portland/Fryeburg as of 6:45. Precipitation will continue to advance northeast through the morning, falling as rain for most areas but mixing with some snow/sleet up in the mountains. No accumulations of note are expected outside the very highest summits.
Rain will taper to showers and eventually drizzle this afternoon as dry air moves in aloft, but northeast breezes will keep thick clouds locked in place across the area. The northeast wind, thick clouds, and precipitation will keep temps on the chilly side today with highs ranging from the upper 30s in the north to around 50 in SE NH.
The next phase of the storm will arrive tomorrow as low pressure rapidly intensifies southeast of Cape Cod. If this were December, we’d be talking about snowfall totals in feet, but alas it’s October so just a few inches of soaking rain will accompany some gusty winds and coastal splashover. More details tomorrow morning.