A powerful cold front continues to push east into our neck of the woods during the evening hours. Ahead of this cold front we have had strong southerly winds all day. As the cold front moves through Maine and New Hampshire tonight we have the potential of some strong to severe thunderstorms. The biggest threat with these thunderstorms will be damaging winds. The cold front clears out tomorrow morning. High pressure will then build in providing us with some gorgeous September weather throughout the entire week.
A high surf advisory is in effect from 7pm Saturday until 8pm Monday. As a cold front moves through New England strong southerly winds out ahead of it will result in breaking wave heights of 6-11 feet. Things will subside briefy Sunday night, but pick up Monday with large swells as Leslie passes to our east.
Tonight - Thunderstorms will move into western and southern Maine around 8-10pm. Again the biggest threat with these storms will be damaging winds. Power outages are likely. The Bangor area will start to get into the storms around 10pm as the cold front continues to push east. These storms are expected to wind down and end around midnight. Winds will then start to come out of the NW behind the front, and that will help to partially clear things out.
Sunday - Partly sunny start to the day. Through the day the trend will be clearing skies from west to east. Unfortunately far eastern Maine may be stuck in the clouds for much of the day. Highs will be in the mid to low 70s, and winds will not be as strong.
Extended Forecast - High pressure provides us with really nice weather for the upcoming week. Temperatures will be seasonable for Monday and Tuesday, but warm up a bit more starting on Wednesday. Stay goodbye to the humid conditions, because things will remain comfortable for several days. Sunny skies continue right through Friday. Just a few fair weather clouds move in on Saturday.