Brightening Skies Today, Showers Possible Later Thursday 

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:


Skies will continue to brighten this afternoon as the upper level disturbance moves to our east. Temperatures will remain below average with highs in the 40s this afternoon. We’re in for another chilly night tonight under clear to partly cloudy skies. Lows will drop to the 20s and low 30s, coldest north and warmest south and west of Bangor.


Clouds will be on the increase again during the day Thursday as low pressure moves through the Great Lakes. The area of low pressure will pull a warm front northward into Maine later Thursday which will give us a chance for some afternoon/evening showers. Heavier rain will move in later Thursday night and into the first half of Friday as the storm pulls a cold front through the state. The front will move east of us Friday afternoon bringing the rain to an end from west to east during the afternoon hours. Most locales should see between .5” to 1” of rainfall by the time it all winds down Friday afternoon. Strong southerly winds, possibly gusting to 40-50 MPH ahead of the cold front, will usher a milder airmass into the state with highs reaching the upper 50s to mid-60s on Friday. Cooler air will return to the area during the weekend.



Rest of Today: brightening skies. Highs between 41°-50°. Light winds will become west 5-10 MPH.


Tonight: clear to partly cloudy. Lows between 21°-35°, coldest north. Light and variable wind.


Thursday: becoming cloudy with scattered showers possible later in the day. Steadier and heavier rain will move in at night. Highs between 49°-56°. South wind around 10 MPH.


Friday: morning rain tapering to showers. Some breaks in the clouds possible later in the afternoon. Breezy and mild. Highs in the upper 50s to mid-60s.


Saturday: mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the 50s to near 60°.


Sunday: morning clouds and a few rain or mixed rain/snow showers possible then brightening skies during the afternoon. Cooler with highs in the upper 30s to mid-40s.



Todd Simcox


WABI TV 5 & The CW