Low pressure along with a warm front bring showers and a possible thunderstorm for parts of Maine early Saturday. A cold front passes through the region Saturday night into Sunday, bringing another chance for showers and storms. A cold front passes through northern and eastern Maine Sunday afternoon, bringing a chance for strong to severe storms for the Crown and DownEast. Monday and Tuesday appear seasonal and dry. Wednesday may bring the next chance for showers and thunderstorms for the north and mountains.
What once was looking dismal does not appear too bad. Showers from a warm front will work through in the early morning in western and southern areas and reach northern and eastern areas by mid to late morning.
Any steady showers for the Crown and DownEast appear to end around noon. Skies will break to allow for some sun over the west and south by mid-morning, early afternoon north and east.
Chance of an afternoon thunderstorm mainly for the western mountains.
High temperatures range from upper 60s to low 70s over northern, eastern and western areas, mid-70s for southern areas.
Wind will mainly be from the south/southeast at 5-15 mph, with gusts around 25 mph over the high country and shorelines.
A cold front advances southeast from Quebec and is likely to touch off showers and possibly a thunderstorm in areas overnight.
Low temperatures range from the mid-50s north and west to the 60s south and east.
Wind continues from the south/southeast at 5-15 mph with gusts around 25 mph over the north and coastal areas.
The cold front passes into the Gulf of Maine by around daybreak Sunday morning Any showers over northern & MidCoast areas appear to end soon after sunrise.
Western and southern areas dry out and clear out with help from a brisk westerly breeze.
A trailing wave works through northern and eastern areas in the afternoon, which appears to bring showers and thunderstorms. Any thunderstorms could become severe, with wind, hail, and a quick downpour.
High for the day range in the 70s north & west, mid-70s to low 80s south and east.
Wind from the west appears to range 15-25 mph, with gusts 30+ mph possible.
Any showers over northern and eastern areas end, the westerly wind settles, and the sky clears statewide. Areas of fog possible by daybreak Monday. Lows in the mid-40s to low 50s north & west, 50s south & east.
MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
The extended forecast shows a nice start to the work week with mainly sunny and dry conditions for Monday and Tuesday, thanks to a large area of high pressure.
Some weak, moisture starved fronts slide through northern areas which may bring clouds at times.
A stronger front may be in the offing for Wednesday, which may bring a shower and/or a thunderstorm over northern and western areas.
Humidity may increase a bit on Wednesday over southern areas, but nothing too uncomfortable.
Highs over the period range in the 70s north and west; low 80s south and east.
Overnight lows range mainly in the 50s to around 60° along the coast.
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