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Todd Simcox

From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

A ridge of high pressure off the east coast will usher a warmer, more humid airmass into the area over the next few days. A warm front located to our west will push towards the region today giving us some clouds with skies averaging partly sunny for this Memorial Day. As the front approaches, there’s a chance that areas south and west of Bangor could see a couple afternoon showers but the chances look fairly minimal so my thinking is that most areas will remain dry for the daylight hours. Temperatures will be a bit warmer today with highs in the low to mid-70s along the coastline with an onshore wind to the upper 70s and low 80s inland. The warm front will cross the state tonight giving all locations a good chance of showers for the overnight hours. Temperatures will remain mild tonight with lows in the mid-50s to around 60°.

The warm front will push to our north and east early Tuesday. Any lingering showers will wind down early followed by brightening skies as the morning progresses. Southwest winds will usher a warmer, more humid airmass into the area for Tuesday with highs in the mid-70s along the coast and mainly 80s inland. Wednesday will a bit more unsettled with low pressure passing to our north and west. We’ll see variably cloudy skies Wednesday with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible especially during the afternoon. Despite the clouds and shower chances, temperatures will remain fairly warm with highs in the 70s to near 80° inland and cooler with temps near 70° Wednesday afternoon. A cold front will move into the state Thursday continuing the forecast for variably cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible. Temperatures will again be in the 70s inland and near 70° along the coast. Drier, cooler weather will move in for Friday with highs topping off a couple degrees either side of 70°.

Today: partly sunny and warm. A shower or possible in spots south and west of Bangor this afternoon. Highs between 72°-82°, coolest along the coast. Southwest wind 8-15 MPH.

Tonight: mostly cloudy with showers likely. Patchy fog. Lows between 55°-61°. South wind around 10 MPH.

Tuesday: morning showers possible then brightening skies, warm and more humid. Highs between 74°-85°, coolest along the coast. Southwest wind 10-18 MPH.

Wednesday & Thursday: partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms possible. Highs near 70° along the coast and 70s inland.

Friday: partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the mid-60s to low 70s.

Todd Simcox
Meteorologist
WABI TV 5 & The CW

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