Becoming Breezy, with Developing Showers Today 

From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:


An unusually strong storm system for the summer months that has been soaking some areas from the lower Great Lakes on down into portions of the Mid-Atlantic will continue to move east and northeast into the New England as we move through today. The storm will bring increasing and thickening clouds to the Maine this morning with showers spreading from west to east as the day moves along. The steadiest and heaviest rain in Maine will fall as the surface storm slides northeast along the New England Coastline later this evening through Thursday morning with many towns likely receiving between 1 and 2″, with a few spots possible seeing as much as 3″. The combination of clouds, rain and a gusty onshore breeze will hold the temps in the mid 60s to low 70s both today and Thursday.

Our region will see the conditions only slowly improve Friday and Saturday as the surface storms lift off to our northeast, but an upper low remains located just to our north. Skies will range from mostly to partly cloudy both Friday and Saturday, and some hit and miss showers will likely dot the skies. The bulk of the showers Friday and Saturday will likely fall across the northern parts of Maine as those locals will be closer to the upper low crossing southern Quebec. Temps will run below normal both days as highs only reach the upper 60s to mid 70s. Conditions will likely become a bit brighter and milder Sunday as skies average partly sunny, with high temps climbing into the 70s.


Today: Breezy, with periods of rain developing from west to east and high temps in the mid 60s to low 70s.


Thursday: Showers, breezy and cool, with high temps in the 60s to low 70s.


Friday: Variably cloudy, with scattered showers and high temps in the upper 60s to mid 70s.


Saturday: Variably cloudy, with scattered showers and high temps in the upper 60s to mid 70s.


Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a few scattered showers possible and high temps in the 70s.


Chris Ewing

WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist