Hazy Sunshine & Seasonable This Afternoon

Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 12:53 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - High pressure centered to our south and east combined with a cold front to our west will produce a gusty south/southwest breeze across the area today. This breeze will usher some milder air into the region with temperatures today getting back closer to average temperatures for this time of year. Expect the southerly breeze to gust to 25-30 MPH inland and 30-35 MPH along the coast. We’ll still have that hazy look to the sky today due to the smoke streaming in from the wildfires out west. High temperatures this afternoon will climb into the mid to upper 60s along the coast and low to mid-70s inland. Clouds will increase during the night tonight as a cold front moves into northern Maine. Temperatures will drop to the low and mid-50s overnight.

On Thursday, the cold front will move through Northern Maine during the morning then the rest of the state during the afternoon. This will produce a wide range in temperatures from north to south across the state with the northern half of the state seeing temperatures in the upper 50s to mid-60s for highs while the rest of the state tops off in the mid-60s to low 70s Thursday afternoon. The cold front doesn’t have much moisture with it so just a few showers expected as the front moves through. Best chance of showers over northern areas will be during the morning and the rest of the state during the afternoon. The cold front will move offshore Thursday night and early Friday morning. Cooler and drier air will move in behind the front. Lingering clouds early Friday will give way to mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will reach the mid-50s to low 60s for highs. High pressure will build in to give us some beautiful weather this weekend with plenty of sunshine and highs in the 50s to low 60s both Saturday and Sunday. Frost and maybe even freeze conditions will be possible Friday night/Saturday morning and again Saturday night/Sunday morning especially away from the coastline so for those of you that still have things growing in the garden, you’ll want to keep that in mind.

Rest of Today: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and milder. Highs between 66°-74°, coolest along the coast. South/southwest wind 10-20 with gusts to 30-35 MPH.

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Lows in the 50s. South/southwest wind 5-15 MPH with gusts to 20-25 MPH possible.

Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy. A few showers possible across the north during the morning then elsewhere during the afternoon. Highs in the upper 50s to mid-60s north and mid-60s to low 70s elsewhere. Variable wind 5-10 MPH.

Friday: A few clouds early then mostly sunny. Cooler with highs in the mid-50s to mid-60s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the 50s to around 60°.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid-50s to low 60s.

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