Strong Nor’easter Will Bring Rain & Strong Wind To Parts Of Maine Thru Wednesday
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - Strengthening low pressure will continue to approach Southern New England this afternoon. The northern edge of the storm will spread showers and a gusty northeast wind into the area through this afternoon and evening and continuing through Wednesday. Plan on showers becoming more numerous this afternoon with the steadiest rain falling over areas from Bangor south and west while areas north of Bangor see just a few scattered showers up to about Greenville and Millinocket. With the stronger storm to our south and high pressure to our north, the pressure gradient across Maine will tighten resulting in a gusty northeast breeze developing today. Expect wind out of the northeast increasing to 10-20 MPH this afternoon with gusts to 30-35 MPH possible especially along the coast. Temperatures will range from the upper 40s to mid-50s for highs this afternoon, warmest across northern and eastern areas where conditions are dry and some breaks of sunshine are possible. Rain will continue tonight with the steadiest rain again falling for areas closer to the coast. Rain could be heavy at times during the night. The wind will increase a bit more tonight too with gusts to 30-35 MPH possible inland and 40-50 MPH along the coast. A WIND ADVISORY has now been issued for the entire Maine Coastline due to the potential of gusts reaching 50 MPH and possibly leading to some scattered power outages.
Low pressure will slowly pull away from the area later Wednesday and Wednesday night. Rain will continue through the morning and early afternoon hours Wednesday especially for areas closer to the coast before tapering to scattered showers during the afternoon then coming to an end Wednesday night. The wind will remain strong Wednesday especially during the morning then begin to diminish during the afternoon and evening. Gusts to 40-50 MPH will still be possible along the coast while inland areas see gusts up to 30-35 MPH possible. Temperatures on Wednesday will be in the upper 40s to low 50s.
High pressure will build in on Thursday bringing us some drier and brighter weather. Temperatures on Thursday will be in the upper 40s to low 50s. Friday looks brighter with high pressure in control. Plan on partly to mostly sunny skies Friday with highs mainly in the 50s. Low pressure is forecast to move into New England Friday night into Saturday bringing us another round of rain as we head into the weekend.
Rest of Today: Mostly cloudy, driest and brightest north of Greenville and Millinocket. Scattered showers possible north of Bangor with more numerous showers expected from Bangor south and west. Highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s. Breezy with a northeast wind 10-20 MPH with gusts to 25-30 MPH inland and up to 40 MPH along the coast.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy and windy with rain likely for areas south of Greenville and Millinocket, steadiest closer to the coast. Rain could be heavy at times. Lows between 37°-46°. Northeast wind 10-30 MPH, strongest along the coast. Gusts to 30-35 MPH possible inland and up to 40-50 MPH possible along the coast.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with rain likely during the morning and early afternoon especially south of Greenville and Millinocket. The rain will taper to scattered showers later in the day. Highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s. Northeast wind 15-30 MPH with gusts to 30-35 MPH possible inland and up to 40-50 MPH possible along the coast.
Thursday: Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s.
Friday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs in the low to mid-50s.
Saturday: Rain likely. Highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s.
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