Nice Day Today, Showers Arrive Thursday 

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:


High pressure will slide into the region and provide us with some sunshine and seasonable temperatures today. Temperatures will top off in the mid-30s to low 40s for highs this afternoon. Skies will remain clear to partly cloudy for the night tonight and with lights winds, expect colder temperatures as overnight lows bottom out in the mid-teens to mid-20s from north to south across the state.


Clouds will be on the increase Thursday morning as a warm front approaches from the west. Showers will develop from west to east across the state from late morning through the afternoon. Temperatures will climb into the upper 30s to mid-40s so that most of the precipitation will be in liquid form. There is a chance at the onset that some areas up north see mixed rain/snow but otherwise it should be mainly rain. The wet weather will continue Friday as a cold front crosses the state. Again, temperatures will be warm enough on Friday so that most of the precipitation is in liquid form. The bulk of the showers will fall over areas south of Greenville and Millinocket while areas further north start to dry out and brighten up as the day wears on. Colder weather will move in behind the cold front for the weekend. We’ll see sunshine both Saturday and Sunday with highs in the mid-20s to mid-30s Saturday and 20s Sunday.



Rest of Today: partly to mostly sunny. High temperatures between 35°-42°. Northwest wind 10-15 MPH with gusts to 20-25 MPH possible.


Tonight: clear to partly cloudy and cold. Lows between 16°-26°. Light and variable wind.


Thursday: some early sunshine possible then becoming cloudy. Showers developing late morning through the afternoon from west to east across the state. Highs between 38°-46°. Southeast wind 5-10 MPH.


Friday: mostly cloudy with showers likely especially south of Greenville and Millinocket. Brightening skies to the north. Highs between 36°-44°.


Saturday: brightening skies and colder. Highs in the mid-20s to mid-30s.


Sunday: sunny and cold. Highs mainly in the 20s.



Todd Simcox


WABI TV 5 & The CW