Incrementally colder this weekend

Hello everyone!

Warm temps continue today with highs in the 30’s and 40’s however, cooler temps will begin to move in this weekend. Each day, another disturbance will pass offshore and NW winds will bring in slightly cooler air. Temps will fall by 2-4 degrees each day. We start with temps in the upper 30’s and lower 40’s today. Tomorrow we see mid to upper 30’s and by Sunday, low to mid 30’s will be common. A strong cold front pushes through Sunday night bringing in more seasonable temps in the 10’s and 20’s. With regards to precipitation, a norlun trough will set up near the Maine coast this weekend providing a focus for snow/rain. Last year, a norlun trough set up but 10 miles offshore and our foot of snow became a dusting. This year, wherever it sets up could see either a plowable snow, or a rain event. The difference will be but a few degrees. Beyond that, I see no major precipitation chances. A storm we were previously eyeing for mid- week looks to head out to sea.

-Jack

Warm and wet through the weekend, winter returns next week

Hello everyone!

Today will feature warm temps and the chance for a shower or two scattered about. Temps will get up to the 30’s and 40’s with a light NW wind. After today, the warm and wet pattern continues through the weekend before a return to winter next week. As of now, I see no specific winter storm threats.

-Jack

Today cooler than the last few but highs still in the 40’s

Hello everyone!

Today will feature light winds out of the NW pretending to usher in cooler air. However, this “cold air” will be but a few degrees cooler than what we are now accustomed to. Temp today make it into the lower 40’s under mostly sunny skies. Tomorrow through early next week features a gradual re-introduction to winter with temps falling 2-3 degrees each day. It will remain unsettled with numerous disturbances passing very close offshore keep the chance for rain or snow in the forecast. I see no major systems in the forecast just more cold air next week.

-Jack

Warm, wet, and windy today

Hello everyone!

Today will feature strong southerly winds bringing mild temps as well as wet conditions. Rain and wind are spreading through the area now and will become steady throughout the day. Fog will also be a issue as a warm moist air mass moving over a solid snow pack creates dense fog as we have seen in the last two heavy rain events. Tomorrow will feature the passage of a coastal low offshore that could bring light rain/snow to the region. A few more rain/snow showers are possible Thursday. Friday is our rest day with mostly sunny skies and cooler temps. The January thaw ends this weekend with accumulating snow and highs back where they should be- in the 10’s and 20’s.

-Jack

Warm again today, more rain Tuesday

Hello everyone!

Today will feature more warm conditions as we continue our January thaw. Temps will be in the 40’s for most of us except for far northern Maine who will see 30’s. Our next storm will move in Tuesday bringing warm, wet, and windy conditions to the region. More flooding problems can likely be expected with this storm as more rain and warm temps will cause even more water in already swollen streams and rivers. After this storm, more unsettled, warm weather continues well into the week. As of now, I see little in the way of snow chances.

-Jack

Some light snow today, heavy rain this weekend and early next week

Today will feature light snow associated with a very weak storm passing over the area. This should not accumulate to much of anything and travel is not expected to be impacted much at all. Temps today will be in the 20’s and 30’s. Tomorrow, heavy rain can be expected with the passage of a strong cold front. Rainfall amounts of 1-2″ could cause flooding problems. Temps remain mild into next week with more rain in the forecast Tuesday.

-Jack

Partly sunny today, mild temps this weekend into next week

Today will be the last day of cold weather for a while as the much talked about polar vortex will be shifting back to the north and a warm southerly flow will be bringing in warmer air. Temps today will be in the 10’s and 20’s before rising into the 40’s this weekend. A weak cold front will pass through today that gives us a slight chance for a flurry or snow shower. We have a few heavy rain chances in the next few days one on Saturday and one early next week. On Saturday, 1-2″ of rain will fall causing much of our snow pack to melt that could cause flooding. On Tuesday, a coastal storm could bring more heavy rain.

-Jack

 

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

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