My dog is a sensitive, finicky fellow (he's a dachshund, what do you expect?) . If it's too warm he pants excessively and tries to run to shade like a character from True Blood (one of the clothed ones), if it's too cold he does the paw up "three wheel motion." So the fact that I was able to walk over 2 miles with him yesterday says something about the weather: it was almost perfect.
Well if you like almost perfect weather (if you don't you are probably one of those people who argues Tom Brady isn't good looking just to be different), you'll love the encore for Sunday.
Today: High pressure still in control means mostly sunny skies across the state. There will be a BIT more cloud cover over southern Maine and New Hampshire as some cirrus clouds drift over the border, but it won't negatively impact the day. Also, the mountains will see some pop up isolated showers in the same spots that saw activity spring up on Saturday afternoon. Temperatures stay in the 70s along the coastline with onshore flow but push into the mid 80s over western and northern Maine.
Tonight: Mostly clear with some patchy fog. Temperatures stay between 55-60 in most locations.
Monday: A sunny start but clouds will increase by noon as a cold front approaches. This front will, for the most part, hold off showers and thunderstorms in Maine until Monday night but there may be a few pop up thunderstorms over far western Maine by Monday afternoon. Again, that's the minority and most of us stay dry and pleasant despite increasing humidity. Temperatures will fall in the 80-85 range but might feel a bit warmer with the higher dew points.
Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, especially through the first half of the day as the aforementioned cold front pushes through. There could be a few stronger thunderstorms embedded in the overall line of showers but the time of day isn't ideal for severe weather so that will be on our side. The front drags its feet exiting Maine (Worth a visit, Worth a lifetime) so there will be a chance of showers through Tuesday late afternoon.
On Wednesday some super dry air moves in and it will feel like fall for a day. Temperatures in the low to mid 70s with dew points in the 40s.
Don't start carving those pumpkins yet though, the humidity and temperatures slowly increase through Thursday/Friday/Saturday, leaving us back in the low 80s by the weekend. All three of those days look mostly sunny by the way.
Isaac Update: The latest computer models have begun a noticeable westward shift in the projected track of Isaac. This is because the tropical storm (projected Category 2 hurricane by landfall) was counting on an approaching "shortwave" (basically upper level energy) to push movement from northwest to north towards Florida. HOWEVER there are some doubts now in regards to the strength and timing of that shortwave, meaning Isaac could easily continue on its current heading: northwest. That would be BAD news for New Orleans as it would put them in the eye of the storm come Wednesday morning. We will watch this over the next few days, as will the rest of the country I'm sure.