From the TV 5 Forecast Center:
The warm and humid weather continues. We’ll see partly sunny skies on average today with high temperatures near 80° along the coast and in the 80s to near 90° inland. A slow moving cold front will move into the state providing us with a chance for some scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. The most numerous showers and thunderstorms will occur over areas north and west of Bangor. Some of the thunderstorms could be strong to severe this afternoon with heavy downpours, frequent lightning, damaging winds and possibly some hail. The scattered shower and thunderstorm threat will continue into the night tonight mainly early with the showers and thunderstorms expected to diminish as the night progresses. It will remain warm and humid tonight with lows in the 60s to near 70°.
The cold front will stall out across the area Thursday, again giving us a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms especially during the afternoon. Heavy downpours will be possible with any shower or thunderstorm that develops. It’ll be warm and humid with highs in the mid to upper 70s along the coast and low to mid-80s inland. The front will slowly cross the state during the day Friday with scattered showers and thunderstorms expected to fire up again as the front moves through. Temperatures will be a bit cooler Friday but humidity levels will remain high. Temperatures will top off in the mid-70s to low 80s Friday afternoon.
We’re keeping an eye on the track of Tropical Storm Arthur as the exact track will play a role in our forecast for the 4th of July and into the start of the weekend. The storm is forecast to move up the east coast and pass south and east of New England. The question is how close to New England will it come. Right now, it looks like the bulk of the storm will remain to our south and east but we’ll still get grazed by the storm with some rain mainly for coastal and Downeast areas later Friday, Friday night and into Saturday morning. A slight shift in the storm track eastward would make a big difference in our holiday weekend forecast and vice versa if the storm were to track closer to the New England so stay tuned to our forecast for more details as the storm approaches.
Rest of Today: partly sunny, warm and humid. Scattered showers and thunderstorms possible, most numerous to the north and west of Bangor. Highs between 79°-92°, coolest along the coast. South/southwest wind 10-18 MPH.
Tonight: partly cloudy, warm and humid. Scattered showers and thunderstorms possible especially early. Patchy fog. Lows between 62°-69°. South wind 5-10 MPH.
Thursday: variably cloudy and humid. Scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly during the afternoon. Warm with highs in the mid to upper 70s along the coast and low to mid-80s inland. South wind around 10 MPH.
Friday: mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible. Steadier rain possible closer to the coast and Downeast later in the day and at night. Warm and humid. Highs in the mid-70s to low 80s.
Saturday: morning rain possible for Downeast areas with partly sunny skies elsewhere. Cooler and less humid. Highs in the 70s.
Sunday: mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid-70s to low 80s.
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