60s In November Usually Don't End Well

8:18 PM, Nov 17, 2013   |    comments
  • Predicted rainfall at 7:30am Monday.
  • Predicted rainfall at 9am Monday.
  • Wind Advisory for portions of eastern Maine on Monday.
  • Predicted rainfall at 6am Monday.
  • Predicted rainfall at 11am Monday.
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Mild 50s have graced much of Maine for a couple days now, however, many areas could tackle 60° or better on Monday. The milder temperatures will be offset by the potential for some stormy weather though.

A WIND ADVISORY has been posted by the National Weather Service for much of eastern Maine from 5am-3pm on Monday.  Wind gusts may approach 50-60 mph, causing some damage.

The same storm that brought severe weather, including numerous tornadoes, to parts of the Plains on Sunday will head into New England first thing on Monday.  While the tornado threat should be over, damaging winds with the line of rain and embedded thunder are possible.  This line of storms will affect western-most Maine between 6 and 8am, Mid Coast and central Maine toward mid-morning, and Down East Maine northward into The County by late-morning.

Behind this line of rain and storms, winds will shift into the WSW, so temperatures won't drop too much in the afternoon.  Winds will be strong though, gusting past 30 mph much of the rest of the day.

The cold air comes in later Monday night.  By Tuesday, highs will be about 15-20° colder than Monday; only in the upper 30s to mid 40s.  Some mountain snow flurries are possible while much of the rest of the state enjoys at least partial sunshine.  Note that winds will remain gusty and thus, wind chills will be something to prep for.

Wednesday is sunny and chilly with highs again only in the mid 30s to lower 40s.  There will be less wind as well.

Good news for folks who enjoy the sun: we should stay bright right through the end of the week.

Have a great night and morning!

A.J. (Twitter: @WxManAJB  Follow me on Facebook: WxManAJB)

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