Most of the northeast spent Friday under a blanket of clouds but a large hole in the overcast opened up over southwestern Maine allowing us to enjoy some much needed sunshine. With high pressure moving our way we can look forward to more sunshine on Saturday. As the high moves by to our north the circulation around it will set up an onshore flow and this should lead to increasing cloudiness Saturday night and a mostly cloudy day on Sunday. Temperatures both days will top out in the upper 20s to lower 30s.
Monday is looking pretty quiet right now with partly sunny skies and that will be the end of our tranquil weather. Moisture starts returning on Tuesday along with a weak disturbance that may bring some light mixed precipitation to our region. A second and more potent storm is in the cards for Wednesday. The system is expected to track by to our west with gusty southerly winds transporting very mild air into our region. This will result in a windswept rain storm that could lead to inland and coastal flooding as well as downed branches and power outages on Christmas Eve. The storm is expected to wind down Christmas morning with colder air moving back in for the rest of the week. Seems we just can't break out of this storm every Wednesday pattern.