Developing Rain, with Increasing Wind Tuesday

Chris Ewing

Updated 1 hour ago

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From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:

 

I hope you had a chance to get outside today and enjoy the partly sunny skies we saw across New England today because the rest of the workweek will feature clouds, wind and rain all around our area. The reason for the upcoming gloomy weather will be due to a developing Nor’easter  later tonight off the Mid-Atlantic Coastline which will then very slowly move northeast into the Gulf of Maine later this week.

The combination of high pressure parked over Central Quebec and the intensifying storm system east of the Mid-Atlantic States will bring a prolonged period of rain and wind to our region. Rain showers will develop from south to north across Maine tomorrow as the storm continues to develop to our south, with the showers becoming a steadier and heavier rain tomorrow night. The rain will continue to fall all across Maine Wednesday and Thursday as winds both at the surface and aloft continue to pull moisture into New England from the Atlantic Ocean. At times the rain will fall heavily throughout the Pine Tree State, beginning later tomorrow night and likely continuing right into Friday morning. By the time the rain taper off later Friday or Saturday much of our area will have received between 2 and 4”, with possibly a bit more over some of the hillier locations of Maine.

As the storm crawls up the coastline the next several days the pressure gradient between the high to our north and intensifying storm to our south will cause the wind across New England to increase, with the wind likely gusting over 30 mph beginning Tuesday night and continuing through Thursday. The prolonged gusty northeast wind will cause the waves to build along the coastline to between 8 to 15 feet by later Wednesday and that will likely lead to minor beach erosion. At the time of high tides splash over along the coastline could lead to some minor flooding along the shoreline. The combination of rain and a gusty northeast breeze will make it feel rather raw the next several days. Conditions will slowly begin to improve later Friday as the storm drifts up into the Canadian Maritimes.

 

 

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a light wind and low temps in the upper 20s north and 30s south.

 

Tuesday: Thickening clouds, with developing showers from south to north and an increasing northeast breeze, with high temps in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

 

Wednesday: Blustery, with rain heavy at times and high temps in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

 

Thursday: Periods of heavy rain and blustery, with high temps in the 50s.

 

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with showers tapering off and high temps in the 50s.

 

Saturday: Variably cloudy, with a few scattered showers possible and high temps in the 50s.

 

Chris Ewing

WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist

 

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