There aren't many advantages to going to bed at 7 PM, but there were two last night. 1) I didn't have the watch the inevitable fast-and-furious-Peyton-Manning-down-by-20-in-Foxborough rally. (I actually tweeted, during the 3rd quarter before the momentum even changed "Let me save you some time: Patriots offense will keep sputtering, Manning will catch fire; Patriots win by 4.
#everyColtsPatsgameever" 2) I went to bed before it was really raining, and woke up after it was over.
Today: Last evening's rain is a distant memory already as the precipitation shield, and the associated low pressure system have raced off the northeast. Look for mostly sunny skies through the rest of the day, with the mountains perhaps seeing a bit more in the way of cloud cover by the afternoon. (By the way, first snow of the season in many mountains last night as the air cooled just enough aloft to allow it). Despite the full sunshine, temperatures will have a hard time getting out of the 50s. Most of the state will end up between 53-58 F.
Tonight: There will be more cloud cover closer to the coastline, meanwhile it will be mostly clear over western Maine and the mountains. This discrepancy will lead to a BIG temperature range as far as overnight lows. Looks like upper 20s in the mountains but low 40s along the coastline with the additional cloud cover and moderating ocean influence.
Tuesday: A wave of low pressure will develop to our southeast tomorrow and ride along a stalled out cold front over the Gulf of Maine. Some computer models have this system getting close enough to the coastline to produce some shower activity on Tuesday. For 90% of the state, particularly west of I-95, it will be a dry day with a mixture of sun and clouds. But if you live along the coastline be aware there could be a brief sprinkle, especially in the afternoon. I MIGHT be able to drop this precipitation from the forecast with the latest round of computer model output, but I'll leave it for now. Temperatures will stay cool but improve to the low 60s over southern Maine.
Wednesday: That coastal low will still be meandering around the Gulf of Maine so look for some showers over Downeast and maybe even northern Midcoastal Maine. The rest of us, once again, will be dry with a mixture of sun and clouds. The mountains will cloud up by the afternoon with a cold front approaching from the west. Highs in the low 60s.
A cold front will swing through Wednesday night bringing some light rain and mountain flakes. Nothing major.
By Thursday the front will be offshore and we will experience a bright, cool and very windy day.
That's it for now!
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