A Hot And Humid Day Today

Hello everyone!

More disgusting weather is on the way today as a polar low pressure system over Hudson Bay is asleep at the wheel, letting the Bermuda high expand northwestward, albeit briefly. The result will be nasty heat and humidity. A boundary will be present across the area that will decide who gets what nastiness. West of the boundary? Congratulations! You get to enjoy temps in the low to mid 90’s but you’re dew points will “only” be in the low 60’s. East of the boundary? Your temps will, by comparison, be quite chilly. Only in the low 80’s! Your dew points, however, will be enough to make anyone long for a good blizzard as they rise into the outrageously oppressive lower 70’s.

So where will this boundary set up? The Swiss HD model has a good handle on the approximate area. It will waver back and forth but should remain well entrenched along the coastal plain. Along the boundary, an isolated shower or thunderstorm can’t be ruled out but as with the past few days, they will remain widely scattered, if they even develop at all.

-Jack Sillin

More Scattered Showers And Storms Today

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Today will feature a mix of sun and clouds along with the chance for more scattered showers and storms. A few storms have popped up already, just north and east of Augusta. More storms will develop farther south and west this afternoon but a lack of energy aloft will mean that most, if not all, storms will remain safely below severe limits though any and all storms can produce dangerous lightning and torrential rains. The best chance of storms will be across the coastal plains and outside of the mountains as a very weak frontal boundary is located across these areas that will help to provide a little bit of a trigger to get storms going. Highs will rise into the low 80’s across the area as morning clouds give way to more sunshine this afternoon.

-Jack

More Showers And Thunderstorms Today

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Today will feature more warm and humid weather along with showers and thunderstorms as another weak cold front approaches the region. Look for storms to begin developing later this morning and into this afternoon across the mountains before they move south and east this afternoon and into this evening. In the absence of strong dynamics aloft, there isn’t a widespread threat for severe weather but gusty winds and small hail could present an issue in a few of the stronger cells that develop. Remember that heavy rain and lightning are dangerous even if a thunderstorm isn’t severe. Highs will range from 85 inland to 70 along the midcoast, where foggy conditions are likely to linger for much of the day. Partly to mostly sunny skies are expected elsewhere before the thunderstorms develop.

-Jack

Warming Up Today

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Today will feature warmer temps and sunnier skies as another cold front lazily drifts in our direction. Look for patchy dense fog this morning to burn off to clear skies by early this afternoon. Temps will rise into the low to mid 80’s for much of the area with slightly cooler temps in the far north and along the coast. Along with the warm temps, humidity will increase slightly as dew points rise into the 60’s. Along with the heat and humidity comes the chance for thunderstorms and a few will be popping up this afternoon. Not everyone will get one, as is usually the case on days like today, but those who do will enjoy heavy rain, lightning, and potentially a few wind gusts. No widespread severe weather is expected.

-Jack

Continued Mild/Cloudy Weather

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Today will feature more cloudy skies and cool temps as our backdoor cold front slowly drifts back east through the region. Look for a few showers and possibly a thunderstorm to develop along the boundary but no severe weather is expected. Clouds are expected to be widespread again today as that boundary drifts back through. Highs are once again expected to be seasonably cool with temps rising into the 70’s across the area. Winds will be light and out of the southeast.

-Jack

Our Fall-Like Weather Continues

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Today will feature continued cool weather as a backdoor cold front sits well to our southwest. Look for highs to range from 70 in the north to 60 in the south. The backwards temperature pattern is being driven by cloud cover. Yesterday’s clouds will continue to be present across southern areas while bright sunshine will dominate the north. Daytime heating is what’s responsible for the warmer temps in those regions but even so, temps will be 10-20 degrees below normal across much of the area. Enjoy it! We’ll stay mostly dry across the area today but an isolated shower or thunderstorm can’t be ruled out in the mountains this afternoon.

-Jack

Cool And Rainy Today

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A backdoor cold front has brought an end to the heat and humidity, at least for the next several days. Highs today will only rise into the low to perhaps mid 60’s as a breezy NE wind carries cold air in off the ocean. What’s even better is that dew points will drop into the upper 40’s/lower 50’s! How very Octoberish! In terms of precipitation, plenty is expected over the next 24 hours as remnants of Great Lakes thunderstorm complexes move overhead. As they encounter the stable marine airmass, they will weaken into showers which will go on and off throughout the day. As the front plows SW through MA/CT this afternoon, precipitation will gradually diminish over parts of our area with NE sections near Augusta potentially seeing a break or two of sun by this evening. A total of around an inch of rain is expected for most of the area but the path of individual heavier pockets will be the final determiner of exactly how much rain falls at any given location.

More refreshing weather is on tap for tomorrow, this time with sunnier skies!

-Jack

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

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