That (s)low (a slow moving low… get it?) we talked about yesterday is still really taking its time. It’s allowing some showers to be thrown back into the area today. At 3pm Augusta was even seeing heavy rain. We will have the chance for a few isolated showers tonight, and could again see some wet flakes mixing in, especially in the mountains and higher elevations. We’ll see the chance for a few into the morning tomorrow too. Tomorrow will become pretty breezy as a ridge of high pressure nudges itself into the region from Canada. It’ll make us breezy tomorrow but bright by Tuesday. It’ll stay mostly sunny when you wake up Wednesday. Another low moves into the area for Thursday. That’ll bring us some fairly steady rain for the day. Things start to clear out by Friday.
Temps this week will stay right around seasonable levels. The normal high in Bangor for today is 58 degrees and we’ll see highs this week anywhere from the mid 50s to the low 60s. So what is the normal high anyway? What does it mean? And why don’t I just say the “average” high temperature and quit using my fancy weather words? We’ll, they’re not the same. The average high is just that, an average. A certain number of high temperatures from a certain number of years all added together and divided by the total number of values. The normal high is somewhat similar to this but a smooth curve is put on all of these numbers. Since the average high temperature today might be 57 and tomorrow be 59, we instead take the averages and kind of smooth them out over time. Does that make sense? The normal high is around where high temperatures reach at a certain time of year.
Tonight: Lows in the mid to upper 30s with a couple rain/snow showers.
Monday: Highs in the upper 40s and low 50s with the slight chance for a few isolated rain showers. Breezy.
Tuesday: Highs in the low to mid 50s with mostly sunny skies.
Wednesday: Highs in the 50s with mostly sunny skies to start and increasing evening clouds.
Thursday: Highs in the upper 40s and low to mid 50s with rain.
Friday: Highs in the upper 50s and low 60s with mostly cloudy skies.
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