WET, WINDY, AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
Rain: Another soaker appears to be in the cards. Rainfall amounts should be between 1.50" and 2.50" across southern and central Maine.
Snow: Snow should be confined to the mountains Thursday evening through Friday. The higher elevations over 1500' may exceed a half foot in spots. Valleys should expect a coating to 2".
Wind: Winds will be at their strongest 2AM through 10 AM Friday. Easterly wind gusts may get into the 40 to 50 mph range leading to scattered power outages.
Coastal Flooding: Right now, coastal flooding does not appear to be a major variable in this storm. The tide at 10:26 AM is not running astronomically high at only 9.7'. Some beach erosion and minor splash over is possible though.
Rain will taper to rain showers during the afternoon Friday with clearing skies expected Friday night. It's looking like the morning Saturday will be the brightest part of that day with more rain showers arriving during the afternoon. Highs should rebound into the low 50s. Sunday is looking to be the pick of the weekend with bright skies and slightly cooler than normal temperatures. Our weather pattern will remain quiet into the first part of next week. Temperatures will leave a little to be desired with highs in the low to mid 50s.
Charlie Lopresti-Chief Meteorologist
THURSDAY: Fading sun during the morning. Becoming cloudy with rain arriving late. The mountains will experience some snow. Highs 44 to 48. E winds 10 mph.
THURSDAY NIGHT: Rain heavy at times. Snow piles up over the higher elevations in the mountains. Most communities will experience temperatures in the 40s. Winds will pick up gusting 35 to 45 mph by daybreak.
FRIDAY: Rain and windy during the morning. Rain will taper to rain showers during the afternoon. Highs around 50.
Today's Record Temperatures