Improving Weather Today

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Today will feature improving weather as last night’s storm departs to the east and Canadian air reclaims its rightful perch overhead. Look for morning showers to depart the Midcoast over the next couple hours, with clouds following behind around midday. The afternoon looks mostly sunny with highs in the 60s (low up north, upper along the coast) although a couple clouds seem likely to pop up along a subtle secondary boundary along the coast early in the afternoon. A couple of these clouds may produce some brief showers. NW breezes will be noticeable and may help to keep clouds stuck in the mountains a bit longer this morning.

-Jack

Mild and Rainy Today

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Today will feature mild and rainy weather as moisture from powerful Hurricane Larry surges northwest and crashes into the leading edge of a cooler/drier airmass from Canada. Scattered showers are showing up on the map this morning over our area, while steadier and heavier rain lurks down over southern New England. Expect that steadier rain to advance northward today, arriving in the mid/late afternoon. Rain will become heavier especially this evening and especially along the coast as a new storm develops east of Cape Cod. High temps should sit within a few degrees of 70 for most spots today, with dew points stuck in the low-mid 60s.

-Jack

Milder and More Humid Air Briefly Returns Today

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Today will feature the brief return of warmer and more humid air as a cold front approaches from the west and we get more of a southerly wind direction. Look for high temps ranging from the mid 60s along the Midcoast to the low 80s in southern NH and interior SW Maine. Skies will generally feature a mix of sun and clouds for most of the day, with clouds slowly becoming more widespread as we head deeper into the afternoon. Showers will start to approach from the west around sunset, but most of the rain should hold off until after dark. We’ll get a decaying line of thunderstorms overnight with very little impact as the front passes overhead. Cooler and drier air returns tomorrow!

-Jack

Beautiful Early-Fall Weather Today

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Today will feature beautiful early fall weather as high pressure settles in briefly between two storms of Canadian origin. Look for mostly sunny skies, light westerly breezes, and temps ranging from the upper 60s up north to the mid 70s in the south. A very brief shower can’t be totally ruled out up near Jackman/Greenville but otherwise today will be dry. Enjoy!

-Jack

Unsettled Weather Returns Today

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Unsettled weather will return today as a cold front passes overhead. Look for partly to mostly sunny skies this morning before clouds move in this afternoon. The thickest clouds and the best chance for showers will be found up in the mountains, closer to the upper-level disturbance driving the front eastward. Showers will move into northwestern areas around noon and will weaken as they approach the coast in the evening. Look for some rumbles of thunder and gusty winds in these showers, though major severe weather is not expected.

High temps today will range from the mid 60s along the midcoast with patchy fog to the low 70s up in the mountains to the upper 70s in southern NH and Maine’s coastal plain.

-Jack

Perfect Early-Fall Weather Today

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It’s rare I describe forecast weather conditions as perfect, but for the first day of Labor Day Weekend, you can’t get any better than this. Light NW breezes will keep Canadian air flowing into the region while abundant sunshine will push temps into the low-mid 70s. Dew points will remain low and no precip is expected. Pretty hard to draw up anything better this time of year. Enjoy the lovely day, hopefully outside!

-Jack

Feeling Like Fall Today

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Cooler air will pour into the area today on breezy NW winds behind ex-Ida. That means it will feel a whole lot more like fall with temps capped around 60 up north and in the mid 60s along the coast. We’ll see our traditional upslope/downslope pattern returning to some extent, though strong heating this afternoon should break off some of the mountain clouds and let them move down towards the coast. Some of these clouds may be capable of brief rain showers during the afternoon/early evening, especially in the mountains and points northeast of Augusta.

-Jack

Clouds Increase and Rain Arrives Today As Ex-Ida Approaches

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Today will feature increasing clouds during the morning and eventually developing rain in the afternoon/evening as the remnants of Hurricane Ida approach from the southwest. The storm is no longer a hurricane, or even tropical, as it left its wind and symmetric structure behind in Mississippi on Monday. That said, it still has plenty of moisture and its remnant circulation will team up with an energized jet stream to make sure as much of that moisture ends up on the ground in the form of rain as possible.

Most of the action today will be focused to our southwest, but clouds will be on the increase this morning. By early afternoon, rain will begin moving into southern NH and far SW Maine , while northwesterly breezes and Canadian air keep the mountains and much of the foothills dry. High temps today will be kept on the cooler side by the clouds, ranging from around 70 up north to the mid 70s along the coastal plain.

The heavy rain arrives here later in the evening, mostly in southern NH and along the coast of Maine. Several inches of rain are possible in these areas, which may lead to some flash flooding, though our situation is far less dire than parts of the Mid Atlantic and Southern New England. Farther north, heavy rain will hold off until the overnight hours and won’t amount to more than an inch or so. Spots near the international border are likely to see even less.

Having teamed up with the fast-moving jet stream, Ida will be quick to depart tomorrow morning with just some light rain remaining along the coast by sunrise and clearing expected before noon.

-Jack

Less Humid Today

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Canadian air is moving into the region from the northwest this morning behind the cold front that touched off showers and storms yesterday. This isn’t a powerful polar blast by any means, but dew points are falling below 60 in most of the area which is a very nice change from the past few days.

While dry air moves in at the surface, tropical moisture will be streaming in aloft from the remnants of Ida. This means morning sunshine will be short-lived in the south and along the coast while the mountains should enjoy a mostly sunny day. High temps will range from the low 70s up north to the low 80s along the coast. Any precipitation from Ida will remain well to our southwest today, arriving in our area sometime tomorrow afternoon/evening.

-Jack

Warm, Humid, and Stormy Today

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Today will feature warm and humid weather along with some afternoon thunderstorm activity as a cold front approaches the area from the northwest.

Skies this morning are starting out mostly cloudy, which will be the primary inhibiting factor for severe weather activity this afternoon. Some patches of sunshine along with southwesterly breezes will push temps into the low or perhaps mid 80s across most of the foothills and coastal plain this afternoon (mid 70s along the coast NE of Portland and up in the mountains), but even with sultry dew points in the low 70s there won’t be a ton of fuel for thunderstorms (this is due in part to how the rest of the atmosphere is configured, it’s not just a surface temperature problem).

Either way, look for showers and storms to pop up in the mountains a little after noon and then head towards the coast. Damaging winds seem to be the biggest threat in any storms that do form, with flash flooding coming in second. The amount of rain produced by storms today will be somewhat limited by how quickly they are expected to move east.

Drier air will filter in from the west beginning this evening.

-Jack

Reliably hype-free weather info for Western Maine and New Hampshire from amateur forecaster Jack Sillin

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