Warmer Today

Hello everyone!

The Canadian high pressure center that has brought us cool and calm weather for the past several days has moved off to our south this morning. Clockwise flow around this high will result in westerly winds across the area today, which will help boost temps above what they have been over the past few days. Look for highs ranging from 70 in the north to 80 on the coastal plain south of Portland. Westerly breezes will keep the sea breeze at bay for all but the Midcoast today, where a developing southerly component to the wind will keep temps a bit cooler. Skies will be mainly sunny, though warm air advection setups like today’s tend to bring about a few high clouds here and there.

-Jack

More Beautiful Summer Weather Today

Hello everyone!

More beautiful early summer weather is on tap today as Canadian high pressure retains control of the area. With the exception of a few clouds along the Southern NH coastline, skies are sunny this morning. This trend will continue through the afternoon. Temperatures will be pleasantly cool as light northerly breezes bring air in from Canada. Look for highs generally ranging through the low to mid 60’s, with some higher temps possible NE of Augusta.

Enjoy the fantastic weather!

-Jack

Beautiful Summer Stretch Continues

Hello everyone!

Today will feature a continuation of our recent stretch of beautiful early summer weather as high pressure remains anchored overhead. Skies will be sunny for the majority of the area, and those who do see some clouds in SW NH will only see sunshine slightly filtered by high cirrus. Temps will warm quickly into the low to mid 70’s for most of the area, with slightly cooler temps in the mountains. Temps will also be cooler along the coastline where a sea breeze will develop and sweep inland this afternoon/evening.

-Jack

Beautiful Early Summer Weather Today

Hello everyone!

A cold front is drifting off the coast this morning, and northwesterly breezes behind the front will bring widespread sunshine and warm temps for the rest of the day today. Most areas are sunny this morning, with just a few lingering clouds along the front in the Midcoast. Sunshine will expand east as the front moves offshore. Northwesterly breezes behind the front will keep any sea breeze circulation at bay, resulting in warm temps extending all the way to the coastline. Highs will range from the mid 60’s in the mountains to the mid 70’s along the coast.

-Jack

Still Cool Today As Clouds And Some Showers Linger

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Our weather today will once again be influenced primarily by an upper level low pressure system that is slowly moving to our north. The result will be cool temps, plenty of cloudiness, and continued shower chances. That being said, yesterday’s steady soaking rains are not expected to continue today.

Most areas will remain socked in with overcast today, the one exception to that being southern NH where breaks of sun are already developing this morning. Those sunny breaks will help boost temps in that area, which will also create some instability as cold air moves in aloft. This instability will fuel scattered showers this afternoon, one or two of which could produce a rumble of thunder and some very small hail. Showers will quickly weaken/dissipate as they move east into stable air over Maine this evening. High temps in Southern NH will make it up into the mid 60’s.

Farther north and east, look for cloud cover to continue today with areas of drizzle along the coast. Some showers are possible, but no organized areas of steady/heavy rain are expected. The exception to this may be the northwestern mountains, which could see more rain this afternoon as the aforementioned upper level low drifts closer. Temps will be cooler due to the cloud cover, only making it a few degrees above 50 for areas SW of Augusta while areas NE of Augusta could fall short of the 50 degree mark entirely.

-Jack

Clear And Cool Today

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Today’s weather will be unusually lovely by June standards as low pressure develops to our south, and the area comes under the influence of cool Canadian high pressure. Highs will be on the cool side due to sometimes-breezy northeasterly winds bringing air into the region from the Canadian Maritimes. Look for mid 50’s along the southern coast, and mid 60’s farther north. Skies will be mainly sunny across the entire area today, with the possible exception of the immediate coastline of southern New Hampshire where some fog is possible due to winds having more of an onshore component.

-Jack

Humidity Decreases Today

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Today will feature increasing sunshine and decreasing dew points as a cold front moves off to our south. NNW winds behind the front will usher in a drier airmass, which will be warmed to pleasant temperatures by downsloping. Highs will range from 65 in the north to 80 in the south. Plenty of cloud cover is noted on visible satellite imagery this morning, but clearing skies are working in from the west and north, so look for a gradual transition to sunshine through the day today. We’ll remain mostly dry with the possible exception of a brief shower over southern NH.

-Jack

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

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