Dry Start Today, Showers Arrive This Afternoon 

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:


Clouds will continue to thicken and showers are expected to develop from west to east across the state this 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 that some areas north of Bangor see an icy mix at the onset but that should quickly go over to plain rain as the afternoon progresses. Showers will continue through the night tonight as a cold front crosses the state. Temperatures won’t move much tonight with lows holding in the 30s to near 40° so showers are again expected stay as plain rain through the overnight hours.


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 during the morning hours and 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. We could see some snow to start the work week on Monday.



Rest of Today: mostly cloudy. Showers developing this afternoon from west to east across the state. Some icy mix is possible at the onset for areas north of Bangor.  Highs between 38°-46°. Light winds will become southeast 5-10 MPH.


Tonight: showers likely. Some mix possible up north. Lows between 32°-42°. Winds will become southwest 5-10 MPH.


Friday: mostly cloudy with showers likely especially south of Greenville and Millinocket. Brightening skies from north to south during the afternoon. Highs between 37°-46°. Northwest wind 5-10 MPH.


Saturday: a morning snow shower possible along the coast then brightening skies and colder. Highs between 26°-36°.


Sunday: sunny and cold. Highs in the 20s to near 30°.


Monday: snow and mixed precipitation possible. Highs in the mid-20s to low 30s.



Todd Simcox


WABI TV 5 & The CW