Generally speaking, when my job is easy...the weather is nice. (Some would argue my job is always easy but:1) not all men are secure enough to wear foundation and pressed powder 2) I have sift through a bunch of hatemail when I'm wrong and 3) do you think super fitted, slim style suits just grow on trees?)
Anyhow Canadian high pressure continues to dominate our weather pattern over the next couple of days keeping Maine dry, seasonable and sunny.
I'm going to go all bold/bullet point style on you:
This afternoon: Mostly sunny. The exception will be York and southern Cumberland counties, a few clouds will filter in there from the stationary front down across southern New England. Temperatures end up in the mid 70s in most spots before a sea breeze pushes readings along the coast back into the 60s late this afternoon.
Tonight: Clear and cool. Lows will end up in the 40s in the mountains and foothills with low 50s along the coastline.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and a BIT warmer. Not much of a change overall though with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s until the afternoon when the sea breeze wins out again.
Sunday: Still mostly sunny but the humidity creeps up a bit by the afternoon. That humidity may allow for a few isolated showers to develop over the mountains. Most of us stay dry however and the humidity is far from oppressive so it will be a nice day overall.
Monday: A pre-frontal trough will move through during the afternoon, triggering fairly widespread showers and thunderstorms. Humidity will be very high, temperatures will hover in the low 80s.
Tuesday: A stronger front will push through producing the possibility of some strong to severe thunderstorms. The biggest concern with these storms looks to be flooding since the atmosphere will be juiced with a lot of water content.
We look to remain in a generally favorable pattern through the end of the next week. This summer has been racking up the hits lately....
Side note: I learned how to shuck (don't touch it spell check) a clam last night in preparation for my appearance in the Celebrity Clam Shucking Contest at the Yarmouth Clam Festival tomorrow. Phil Harriman was a great teacher but I realized, halfway through the second clam, that there is no skill that would make you good at shucking clams other than shucking clams. Think about it, people will say "Oh you can roller blade so you'll be good at skiing"...and that kind of makes sense. What's the equivalent for a sport in which you jam a knife into a muscle and then pull it out violently? "Oh you've had a lot of experience with a prison shank so you'll be good at shucking!"