From the TV 5 Forecast Center:
Clouds will continue to thin out as we head through the afternoon. Milder air arriving on gusty southerly winds will push temperatures into the 60s in most locales this afternoon however, with winds out of the south, temperatures will be a bit cooler along the coast where highs will likely stay in the mid-upper 50s. The warm front will be just to our north during the day so we could still see a shower over far northern Maine but otherwise we’ll see a dry and mild day for a majority of the state. Skies will become cloudy tonight we’ll see some scattered showers moving in after midnight. Temperatures will remain mild through the night with lows in the upper 40s to low-50s.
A strong cold front is expected to move into the state later Tuesday and Tuesday night. This will bring us some more wet weather Tuesday especially during the afternoon and into the overnight hours. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies and scattered showers through early afternoon then showers will become a steadier, heavier rain from west to east across the state during the afternoon and evening hours. Despite the clouds and rain during the day Tuesday, temperatures will remain mild with high a couple degrees either side of 60°. Rain will be heavy at times Tuesday night as the front crosses the state. Colder air moving in on the backside of the cold front will allow for a changeover to snow or mixed rain/snow before precipitation tapers off late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. We could see a few lingering rain/snow showers to start Wednesday otherwise expect clearing skies as the morning progresses with a good amount of sunshine by afternoon. Much cooler weather moving in behind the front will give us high temperatures only in the 30s to low 40s Wednesday afternoon. The good news is that the chilly air doesn’t last too long with more seasonable temperatures coming back on Thursday.
*** WITH MILD TEMPERATURES EXPECTED MONDAY AND TUESDAY AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN FORECAST FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND LASTING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH FOR THE ENTIRE STATE. THE PRIMARY CONCERN IS THE RAPID SNOWMELT COMBINED WITH ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL LEAD TO RISING RIVER LEVELS WHICH COULD THEN LEAD TO ICE JAM FLOODING. ***
Rest of Today: brightening skies. Milder with highs between 58°-68°, coolest along the coast. South wind 10-15 MPH with gusts to 25-30 MPH possible.
Tonight: mostly cloudy with scattered showers and patchy fog. Mild with lows between 48°-54°. South wind 10-15 MPH.
Tuesday: mostly cloudy with scattered showers becoming a steadier and heavier rain from west to east across the state during the afternoon and evening hours. Mild with highs between 58°-64°. South wind 10-20 MPH.
Wednesday: lingering rain/snow showers early then clearing skies and much cooler. Highs between 32°-41°.
Thursday: mostly sunny and seasonable. Highs in the mid-40s to low 50s.
Friday: mostly sunny with highs in the 50s.
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