Blustery with Rain Today 

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:


Low pressure will move up into southwestern Quebec tomorrow afternoon. With the storm passing up to our west this morning, Maine will be on the milder side of the storm and that means most if not all the precipitation will fall as rain across the Pine Tree State. Rainfall will likely range from .50″ to 1.5″ across our area and that along with melting snow could lead to some localized flooding, especially near streams and rivers. There is also the possibility of ice jams forming on some of the rivers and streams up north as the milder air and rain help break up some of the thick ice that still covers those waterways. A gusty southerly wind will pull a rather mild airmass into New England Tuesday and despite clouds and rain showers temperatures will climb into the upper 40s to mid 50s in our region.

Generally fair and chilly weather will return to Maine Wednesday as the storm lifts up into Canada and high pressure approaches from the west. Once again a gusty northwest breeze Wednesday will usher a slightly colder than normal airmass back into New England. As the high moves offshore a southwest breeze will develop in our area Thursday and temps will begin to warm back up to seasonable levels. An approaching weak cold front may bring a few showers to parts of Northern New England Friday, but if the front holds off till later in the day temperatures in parts of Maine may approach 60 degrees. The weak cold front will tend to fall apart over Southern New England later Friday and early Saturday, which will allow skies this weekend will average partly sunny as temps warm to above normal levels.




Today: Periods of rain early tapering off later in the day and rather breezy, with high temps in the mid 40s to mid 50s from north to south.


Wednesday: Partly cloudy and breezy, with high temps in the upper 30s north and 40s south.


Thursday: Partly cloudy, with high temps in the mid 40s to mid 50s.


Friday: Variably cloudy, with possible scattered showers and high temps in the 50s.


Saturday: Variably cloudy, with a few scattered showers and high temps in the 50s.


Chris Ewing

WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist