Sunny, Breezy & Chilly Today and Thursday, Warmer End of Week 

Todd Simcox

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:


High pressure building into the area will provide us with some sunshine today. Lingering moisture wrapping around low pressure to our north will provide the northern half of Maine with a few more clouds today otherwise sunshine is expected to prevail.  With low pressure to our north and high pressure to our south, the pressure gradient over the area will remain fairly tight resulting in gusty westerly winds today. Temperatures will be in the teens to around 20° for highs this afternoon but with the westerly wind gusting to around 25 MPH, wind chills feel like it’s near or a little below zero throughout the day. Skies will be clear to partly cloudy tonight with lows near or a little below zero north and single numbers to near 10° as you get closer to the coast.


High pressure will bring us a sunny day Thursday. Temperatures will remain chilly with highs a couple degrees either side of 20°. High pressure will move east of the area Friday which will turn our winds around to a milder south/southwesterly direction for the end of the week. Temperatures on Friday will top off in the 20s to around 30°. Milder temperatures are expected Saturday with highs in the 30s to near 40°. Low pressure passing to our west on Saturday will give us a chance for some rain and snow showers Saturday afternoon followed by steadier and heavier rain for the entire state Saturday night and early Sunday.



Today: partly to mostly sunny. Chilly with highs between 12°-22°. West wind 10-15 MPH with gusts to 25 MPH possible.


Tonight: clear to partly cloudy. Lows between -2° to +10°. Light southwest wind.


Thursday: mostly sunny with highs between 15°-25°. Northwest wind 8-15 MPH.


Friday: mix of sun and clouds. Highs between 24°-33°.


Saturday: becoming cloudy with afternoon rain and snow showers possible. Highs in the mid-30s to low 40s.


Sunday: morning rain and mix ending. Brightening skies during the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s to mid-40s.




Todd Simcox


WABI TV 5 & The CW