A cold front moved off the Maine coast late Friday and with its passage the wind picked up from the northwest. We had a gust of 32 mph at the Portland Jetport at 6 PM. The wind will continue from the northwest right into Saturday transporting unseasonably chilly air into our region. Temperatures are expected to fall into the 30s at most locations by Saturday morning and then top out in the upper 50s and lower 60s which is well below normal for the time of year. Gusty northwest winds will make it feel even cooler and also keep the fire danger quite high. On a more positive note it will be a mostly sunny day.
High pressure is going to set up to our south on Sunday and this will change everything as the wind shifts into the southwest sending much warmer air our way. It looks to be a partly sunny day with highs in the 70s. A warm front will be headed our way on Monday and this will lead to increasing cloudiness. Showers or thunderstorms will be likely Monday night into Tuesday with this front. Once it goes by we can look forward to some warm and muggy weather next week with occasional showers or thunderstorms.