You know what's more awesome than going to work at 3:30 AM on a Saturday? Going to work at 3:30 AM on a Saturday in the pouring rain. (Honestly, I don't expect too much sympathy as the rest of my day involves wearing makeup and pointing at a blank wall painted a pretty shade of green)
Today: The heaviest rain has already lifted out of southern Maine, but heavy bands continue to pound the Midcoast and Downeast. Some of these bands are "juiced" enough that they are registering lightning strikes on our doppler radar. By noon these downpours will fizzle and push into Canada, after that VERY gradual clearing will be the name of the game. For southern and western Maine clearing will mean some peeks of sunshine through the afternoon and temperatures pushing into the low 70s. For northern, central and Downeast Maine "clearing" will mean going from heavy rain, to light rain, and then just cloudy skies by the afternoon. As I mentioned, temperatures will be quite warm for this time of year hitting the mid 60s statewide with some 70s wherever the sun appears.
Tonight: Showers linger a bit over northern Maine (until say 9 PM) but the rest of us end up partly cloudy to mostly clear. Temperatures will be cooler than last evening, but not cold. Most of us only drop into the mid 40s.
Sunday: Most of us will be mostly sunny and pleasant through the day. The exception will be the mountains and far northern Maine. With an upper level low spinning off to our northwest look for clouds and showers to essentially "bank up" against the higher terrain. So after a sunny start in the mountains, clouds will increase by midday with a chance for an afternoon sprinkle. Elsewhere it will be a matter of how MUCH sunshine we receive. The coastline will see the most with the interior dealing more with a 50/50 mixture of clouds and sun. Temperatures will actually be cooler than Saturday despite the increased sunshine, topping out between 60 and 65.
Both Monday and Tuesday look fantastic. As a ridge of high pressure builds in look for mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 60-65 range. Believe it or not, that's above average for this time of year with our normal high in the upper 50s for late October.
There could be a few showers around on Wednesday depending on which computer model you believe. Right now I'm going to keep it dry in the forecast, but just be aware I might have to adjust that tomorrow if some of the other models come into alignment ("Dr. No" says sunny still).
Overall I like our pattern for the next 7 days with high pressure the dominant weather feature across the eastern seaboard promoting sunshine and mild temperatures.
On an unrelated note, I think I've lost control when it comes to Halloween. Last night, I watched The Nightmare Before Christmas for the 3rd time in a month while drinking beer out of a $3.25 plastic skull mug I bought at iParty.
If you've never seen Nightmare Before Christmas, we probably can't remain friends. Watch the intro scene here and I'll consider mending our relationship.
Twitter: @KeithcarsonWCSH...NOT @KeithKarsonWCSH. Someone set up a fake Twitter account to mock me. Which, of course, means I finally made it!