After this recent stretch of humid weather, I'll owe Central Maine Power Company approximately eleventy billion dollars and twenty three cents. I've been running my 15,000 BTU AC non-stop for about four days due to the high humidity. But finally, this morning, I was able to actually open the windows! It's the small victories in life people....
Dry, Canadian air (those Canadians, they love them some hockey, ginger ale and dry air #stereotype) pushed into Maine overnight on strong northwest winds. (The cold front had already pushed to our south on Tuesday night, but the air mass associated with the front lagged almost a full day behind) With dew points back into the 40s and 50s, it feels MUCH more comfortable to be outside today.
That more comfortable air will combine with mostly sunny skies to produce a pleasant afternoon. Most spots will top out in the upper 70s with a few spots in southwestern Maine hitting 80. As I just mentioned, most areas will be sunny through the rest of today but there will be some increased cloud cover and an isolated sprinkles over the northern mountains. There's a weak little disturbance pushing through there so there might be enough moisture for those widely isolated sprinkles.
Tonight will be cool and clear as dry air continues to push in. Dew point readings during the day are often loosely linked to overnight low temperatures, so the higher the dew point during the day, the warmer the over night low and visa versa. Keeping this in mind, most spots will dip into the upper 40s this evening with a few isolated mountain locations actually getting below 40 F. (Summer's OVA!...just kidding)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Not much variation here, which turns out to be a good thing. Canadian high pressure keeps us dry and seasonable so look for mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s. By Sunday there will be an increase in dew point and the air will start to feel less refreshing, but it's not going to be anything oppressive.
We go back to the humidity on Monday with some isolated thunderstorms and temperatures in the mid 80s.
The sticky air is pretty short lived however as a strong cold front kicks through on Tuesday. There may be some strong to severe thunderstorm activity on this front, so I will keep an eye on it as we get closer. Like always, the timing of the front is huge. Morning front=weak, afternoon front=severe.
By the way, do you think CMP would let me pay with one of those really big lottery checks? You know, for dramatic emphasis.