Rainy & Breezy Today, Rain Tapers to Showers Friday

Todd Simcox

Updated 3 hours ago

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From the TV 5 Forecast Center:

 

Low pressure continues to spin south of New England and will slowly move northeastward south of Cape Cod today. Wind and rain will continue across the state today with the steadiest and heaviest rain again falling from Greenville to Millinocket southward. Rain could be heavy at times. Northeast winds will average 15-25 MPH with gusts to 30-35 MPH possible. Temperatures won’t move much more this afternoon with highs topping off in the mid-40s to low 50s. Rain will continue, heavy at times tonight with temperatures mainly in the 40s for nighttime lows.

 

The storm is expected to gradually drift northeastward through the Gulf of Maine towards Nova Scotia on Friday. As it passes by, the steadier rain will shift into northern Maine causing the rain to taper to scattered showers across the rest of the state. By Friday evening, the bulk of the rain will have fallen and rainfall totals by that point are expected to range from 1”-4” from north to south across the state with locally higher amounts up to 5” possible. Temperatures for Friday will be in the mid-40s to low 50s for highs. A ridge of high pressure is forecast to move into the state Saturday bringing us some drier weather to start the weekend. Saturday will feature variably cloudy skies with highs mainly in the 50s. Low pressure is forecast to cross the state on Sunday bringing us mostly cloudy skies and the chance for some scattered showers.

 

 

Rest of Today: periods of rain, possibly heavy at times. Highs between 46°-54°. Northeast wind 15-25 MPH with gusts to 30-35 MPH possible.

 

Tonight: periods of rain, heavy at times. Breezy. Lows between 37°-44°. North wind 10-20 MPH.

 

Friday: periods of rain north, scattered showers elsewhere. Breezy. Highs between 46°-52°. North/northwest wind 10-20 MPH.

 

Saturday: variably cloudy. Highs near 50° north, low to mid-50s elsewhere.

 

Sunday: mostly cloudy with scattered showers possible. Highs in the 50s.

 

Monday: mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid-40s to mid-50s.

 

 

 

Todd Simcox

Meteorologist

WABI TV 5 & The CW

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