All the classic autumn ingredients converged on the Carson residence (I'd call it Carson Manor if it was nice OR if I had a batcave in the basement) yesterday afternoon. I was watching the Patriots, while drinking Pumpkinhead as cool, dry air flowed in the windows. (This is how spoiled I've become as a Patriots fan: I made a strong argument yesterday that their 34-13 drubbing of the Titans was a B+ to A- effort. Turns out I'M the reason so many other fans hate Patriots fans). It will feel even MORE fall-like tonight as temperatures drop into the 30s, before summer says "I ain't going out like that" by the end of the week.
Rest of Today: A mixture of sun and clouds. Some "fair weather cumulus" have developed and cut the ratio of sun/clouds to about 50/50. That will continue until the evening when the daylight heating dissipates and the clouds go with it. Otherwise look for a cool and breezy day. Most spots won't crack 70 and the mountains will even stay in the 50s. Northwest winds will gust up to 30 MPH at times.
Tonight: Chilly. Mostly clear skies allow temperatures to drop into the 30s in spots. (I've included an overnight low map on the weather page) There will be patchy frost in the mountains and foothills but not enough for an advisory yet. Closer to the moderating influence of the ocean, the coastline will drop only into the mid 40s.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and a bit warmer. Winds should settle a bit and temperatures will break into the low 70s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and a bit warmer (er? haha). Mid to upper 70s this time.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and warmest. Upper 70s to low 80s.
Basically a BIG ridge of high pressure will dominate our weather all week long. That will mean dry and pleasant conditions. The gradual increase in high temperatures will be due to the exact position of the ridge. See, today the ridge is to our southwest so the clockwise winds around the ridge are pulling cooler air down from our northwest. By Tuesday the high will be overhead so the winds will be "neutral" allowing seasonable readings. On Wednesday the ridge will be to our east, meaning the winds around the high will be out of the southwest...which is a warm wind direction for us. I know that sounds confusing, but the bottom line is that when no fronts are moving through Maine, our temperatures all dictated by wind "fetch" direction.
I don't see any rain in the forecast until late next weekend. You dig?