Wet, Breezy & Mild Today, Sun Returns Wednesday 

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:


The heaviest rain has shifted east of the state and we’ll hang on to clouds and some scattered showers through the afternoon and evening hours. The strongest winds have shifted east too so expect wind speeds averaging between 5-15 MPH for the remainder of the day. The National Weather Service continues the Flood Watch for Southern Piscataquis, Central and Southern Penobscot, Hancock and Washington Counties through late tonight to account for the potential of some minor flooding especially in poor drainage areas and some area rivers and streams as a result of the combination of snowmelt and rainfall. Despite the clouds and rain, temperatures will still reach the upper 40s to mid-50s for highs. Any lingering showers will wind down early tonight followed by clearing skies late.


We’ll see partly to mostly sunny skies Wednesday and slightly cooler temperatures on the backside of the departing storm. Temperatures will range from the upper 30s to mid-40s for highs on Wednesday. Clouds will start moving back into the region on Thursday as a cold front approaches from the west. Temperatures will be a bit milder Thursday with highs in the mid-40s to low 50s. The cold front is forecast to cross the state Thursday night and early Friday with a few rain showers. Any lingering rain showers Friday morning will give way to clearing skies as the cold front moves out.



Rest of Today: mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Mild with highs between 44°-54°. Winds will become south 5-15 MPH.


Tonight: lingering showers ending early then clearing late. Lows in the 30s. Winds will become west 5-10 MPH.


Wednesday: partly to mostly sunny, cooler and breezy. Highs between 36°-45°. Northwest wind 10-20 MPH.


Thursday: variably cloudy with highs between 47°-54°.


Friday: a few morning showers possible then clearing. Highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s.


Saturday: variably cloudy and mild. A few showers possible over southern and coastal areas. Highs in the 50s to near 60°.



Todd Simcox


WABI TV 5 & The CW