From the WABI-TV5 & CW Forecast Center:
Plan on another record or near record warm day across Maine today as strong high pressure both at the surface and aloft remains anchored across the Great Lakes and Northeast. A southwest breeze will continue to pull a very warm and humid airmass up into our area today and much of Wednesday. High temps today will once again climb into the 80s to around 90 over much of the Pine Tree State, with slightly cooler temps being found close to the coast due to a developing onshore breeze in the afternoon. It will not only be between 20 and 25 degrees above normal today, but it will also be very humid, which will make it feel like it is in the upper 80s to mid 90s during the afternoon hours away from the coast. Wednesday will be another muggy day across Maine, but likely not as hot as today as skies will feature more clouds and the wind will be more southerly and thus coming into our region from the Gulf of Maine. The clouds Wednesday will be associated with an approaching cold front which will likely cross Maine later Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning. The front will bring the risk of scattered showers and thundershowers to Maine as it slides through, with northern parts of the state having the best shot of seeing some shower and thundershower activity. The cold front will help push Hurricane Marie out to sea well to the southeast of New England later in the week. Once the cold front slips off to our east early Thursday a northwest breeze will usher a cooler and more seasonable airmass into New England for the end of the workweek and the beginning of the weekend.
Today: Early patchy fog then mostly sunny, hot and humid, with a southwest breeze under 10 mph and high temps in the upper 70s along the coast, but 80s to near 90° inland.
Wednesday: Becoming partly to mostly cloudy and muggy, with scattered showers and thundershowers possible later in the day and at night, with high temps in the 70s to near 80.
Thursday: Possible early scattered showers then partly to mostly sunny and becoming breezy, cooler and less humid, with high temps in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
Friday: More sun than clouds, with high temps in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Saturday: Variably cloudy, with a few scattered showers possible and high temps in the mid 50s to mid 60s from north to south.
WABI-TV5 & CW Meteorologist
Updated: September 26, 2017 @4:22AM
|Record High||91° 2007|
|Record Low||29° 2009|