Partly Sunny, Breezy & Cooler Friday 

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:


The combination of strong high pressure centered near Hudson Bay and a storm system located near southern Newfoundland combined to bring a gusty northwest breeze to Maine today. The gusty wind helped pull a much less humid airmass into New England today. The overall weather pattern will change very little over the next several days as the high remains to our northwest and the storm spins over Newfoundland.

An upper level low and its associated pool of cold air aloft will swing southeast across Quebec tonight and clip northeastern New England tomorrow. The upper low and cool air aloft will keep the temperatures cooler than normal throughout Maine tomorrow and will also cause cumulus clouds to build a bit during the day, with the bulk of the clouds being found over northern parts of the state. The pool of cool air aloft will slip off to our east Saturday and skies will become partly to mostly sunny throughout Maine as high pressure approaches New England from the northwest. The high will continue to produce mostly sunny skies throughout Maine Sunday, with temps slowly warming.

The work week will likely start out dry and milder Monday as the high drifts to our south and a southwest breeze develops across our region. The high will only slowly drift east off the Mid-Atlantic Coastline Tuesday and that means New England will likely see another fair and warm day as the southwest breeze continues to usher milder air into our region. A cold front drifting south out of Canada might bring some showers to Maine later Tuesday night or more likely Wednesday.


Tonight: Partly to mostly clear, a bit breezy and cool, with low temps in the upper 30s to mid 40s.


Friday: Partly sunny and breezy, with high temps in the low 60s to very low 70s from north to south.


Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny, with high temps in the low to mid 70s.


Sunday: More sun than clouds, with high temps in the 70s.


Monday: Mostly sunny, with high temps in the mid 70s to low 80s.


Tuesday: Partly sunny, with high temps in the mid 70s to low 80s.


Chris Ewing

WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist