I'm being scolded by bitter viewers for referencing last year's big warm up several days in a row now, so I won't bring it up today. (See what I did there? That's political debate style trickery at its best)
Hmm so what else stands out about our weather pattern? Honestly, not much. Temperatures will run around average and it won't be exceptionally wet nor exceptionally dry for the next 5-7 days. See, this is what happens when you handcuff what I can talk about. #Boringggggg #CouldGetThisonyouriPhone
Rest of today: With a monster blizzard in the Maritimes look for a bunch of instability to "bleed" into Maine. (This storm is a real bomb (Crank those speakers! If your computer still has those. In which case, you need a new computer), with a super deep low pressure center.) The result will be scattered snow showers increasing in coverage through the afternoon. None of these look very well organized so just a few flakes for most of us with some light accumulation possible in the higher terrain. Otherwise look for temperatures in the mid to upper 30s for highs.
Tonight: The instability dies down overnight so after an early evening flurry look for partly cloudy conditions. Temperatures will drop into the 20s statewide with some teens in the mountains. It will FEEL colder than that however as winds will kick up out of the northwest at 10-20 MPH.
Saturday: With a strong storm system still spinning over Canada look for gusty winds and a mixture of sun and clouds. Temperatures will reach the low to mid 40s in many spots but it will feel much colder with a west to northwest wind coming in around 30 MPH at times. Meanwhile the mountains will see a pretty strong area of upslope snow shower activity set up leaving them with lots of flakes and a total accumulation of 1-3" pretty easily.
Sunday: As the low finally pulls off to the northeast look for winds to slacken and temperatures to climb. I anticipate a 50/50 mixture of sun and clouds and temperatures reaching into the mid 40s. Fantastic day for skiing by the way.
A storm will sail to our south on Monday (I was holding off on this as of yesterday just because it will be a relatively close call...but now I feel confident it will be a swing and a miss), providing partly sunny skies and quiet conditions.
Nothing big going on overall as we remain troughed out in the upper atmosphere. That setup leaves temperatures around and a little below average, but no big storms develop along the trough so we stay relatively quiet.
I'm still searching the mid range models for that first real spring tease day (50s and 60s). I don't see it yet...
Funny Side Story: I went down to New York City for my birthday on Tuesday/Wednesday. While down there I stayed with a good friend of mine, Rick Reichmuth, who is a meteorologist for the national FOXNEWS channel. Anyhow, long story short, we were going out to a classy bar in Manhattan that required a shirt and tie. So I put on my best smedium shirt and come out of the bathroom, prepared to head out. He stares at me for a second, cocks his head and goes, "What the. #$%^&. is. that?" Silence. "Dude that's not even a dress shirt. That's a blouse. I'm sure it looks great when you are doing your boy band thing in Maine but this is the big city and it's time for big kid clothes."
I had to laugh. And then take off that shirt. And end up at Brooks Brothers with a new white dress shirt.
And here I thought I was a man of style...