A tad bit windy yesterday, eh?
In fact, in many spots the winds pushed over 30 MPH on a consistent basis. (I took my first ever trip to Peaks Island yesterday afternoon despite the strong winds and thought: 1) this is a very charming island 2) my hair just ISN'T going to look right after this ferry ride 3) like many romantic things, the tandem bicycle is better in concept than it is in practice. (see also: rose pedals, getting caught in the rain together)). Combine those winds with evening thunderstorms and you have yourself a fairly wild Saturday weather-wise.
Good news: Winds settle and no thunderstorms. Bad news: Yesterday's cold front will be slow to exit Maine.
Today: The front will push west to east over coastal Maine, but it will be quite slow in its progress. As a result look for morning showers along the coastline with some sunny breaks over the foothills and mountains. Dry air is pushing in from the west/northwest so look for those breaks of sun to spread eastward by early afternoon. The immediate coastline could prove a bit tougher to clear, however, so I'll err on the side of conservative there and call it mostly cloudy until late afternoon. Downeast Maine will be last to clear as the front lingers overhead. Mostly cloudy skies are likely through the day with showers continuing as late as early afternoon. The best day will be found over western Maine and New Hampshire with full sunshine by the afternoon. Temperatures will stay in the 70s due to a lack of consistent sunshine.
Tonight: Partly cloudy and quiet everywhere EXCEPT Washington County. They will get clipped by a few leftover showers as a low develops along the cold front. Temperatures range from the high 40s to low 50s.
Monday: Mostly sunny and cool. High pressure will assume control and drag dry, cooler air down from Canada. It will be pretty windy and temperatures will struggle to break 70 F butttt it will be combined with a beautiful deep blue sky. (I shall write you a poem about it entitled: My Ode to Fall Sunshine. It will be a Haiku)
Monday night will be our coolest evening in a long time as low humidity and clear skies allow for maximum cooling. Lows will drop into the 30s in the mountains and 40s even along the coastline.
Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: All three look sunny with high pressure in control. There will be a gradual warming trend as temperatures go from the low 70s on Tuesday to low 80s on Thursday. This change will be a result of high pressure pushing to our east and bringing warming southwest winds to Maine. Humidity slowly increases along with the temperatures.
I don't see any reason to forecast anything but dry weather straight through next weekend. That ridge of high pressure is large and in charge.
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