We have another few cool and quiet days on the way before we see a large rain storm move in, just in time for Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Although I was totally banking on this storm to move to our east (Christmas Eve Storm, you had one job!) and provide us with a festive blanket of snow, it looks like its western path will put us in the warm part of the storm. Brown/green Christmas it is.
Overnight we’ll have temps in the teens with readings in the single digits possible in far Northern Maine. We’ll see partly to mostly cloudy skies with light winds from the north. It’ll be partly to mostly sunny tomorrow with highs in ranging from the mid 20s to the mid 30s with winds from the north at around 5 mph. We could see a few flurries develop Sunday night/early Monday as the easterly flow around the high pressure system pulls moisture into the area. Shouldn’t be more than a dustin’ in a few coastal locations. Temps in the teens Sunday night.
After a few flurries Monday we’ll see some sunshine with highs ranging from the upper 20s to upper 30s. Staying more comfy Monday night with lows in the 20s and low 30s. Tuesday’s highs range form the upper 30s to the mid 40s with partly to mostly sunny skies again. Warmer air gets filtered into the state in front of the low pressure system that’s on its way for Wednesday.
Highs Wednesdays will make it into the 40s for everyone with cloudy skies and rain developing in the early afternoon. Rain will be steady and even heavy at times late Wednesday into early Christmas morning (Thursday). I’m expecting 2 – 3” of rain in the Greater Bangor Area. We’ll see less as you head north and west and slightly more as you head toward the coast. It’s a lot of rain, in a short amount of time. There will be some partially flooded roads I’m thinking, and with all of the travelers (not including Wise Men) that night, you’re going to want to leave some extra time to get where you’re going. And get good directions because the North Star won’t be visible with all of the clouds.
High temps on Christmas day stay very mild in the mid to upper 40s with rain wrapping up(pun intended) in the evening. Things clear out for Friday and stay fairly mild.
Tonight: Lows 10° – 19° with partly to mostly cloudy skies and light winds from the north.
Sunday: Highs 26° – 34° with partly to mostly sunny skies and winds from the north at around 5 mph.
Monday: Highs 27° – 37° with early flurries then partly to mostly sunny skies.
Tuesday: Highs 37° – 46° with partly to mostly sunny skies.
Christmas Eve (Wednesday): Highs 43° – 49° with cloudy skies and rain developing in the afternoon. Rain will stay steady and be heavy at times overnight.
Christmas Day (Thursday): Highs 44° – 49° with rain. Rain could be heavy at times early. A total of 2” – 3” of rain is expected by Thursday evening.
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