A bit cloudy this weekend, gorgeous next week

High pressure system will swing southward from Quebec and act as shield from most of the rainfall here in Maine
Published: Sep. 23, 2023 at 6:05 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2023 at 3:35 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A weak and dry cold front crossing through northern Maine will continue to sag southward as high pressure builds in behind it. Clouds, associated with Ophelia, will continue to increase from south to north this evening. Tonight expect mostly cloudy skies for the southern half of the state with partly cloudy skies across northern Maine. Overnight lows range from the lower 40′s north to upper 40′s to around 50 through the Bangor region and Downeast. The remnant low will slowly slide eastward just to the south of southern New England on Sunday. High pressure as well as another weak and dry cold front will push in from the north helping to squash any moisture from Ophelia to our south. However, as the storm pushes out to sea, there is still a chance for a few light showers to slide in across southern Maine, possibly scrapping Mid-coast Maine Sunday evening. Clouds will be decreasing across northern Maine through the morning and afternoon. However, mostly cloudy skies look to hang around through the Bangor region and southward towards the coast, for much of the day before decreasing into Sunday night. Highs on Sunday will be similar to today, reaching the upper 60′s to lower 70′s statewide. Expect partly cloudy skies Sunday night with overnight lows dropping into the lower 40′s across northern Maine and mid to upper 40′s through the Bangor region and Downeast.

A blocking pattern will begin to setup over much of the northeast as we get into next week. High pressure is forecast to sit over the region starting Monday. The blocking high will settle in for an extended period of time, bringing us and dry weather and sunny skies all next week. Highs will remain around or slightly above average with temperatures reaching the upper 60′s and low 70′s.

TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy, lows range from the lower 40′s north to upper 40′s to around 50 through the Bangor region and Downeast. Winds Light and Variable.

SUNDAY: Decreasing clouds north and mostly cloudy thorugh Bangor and Downeast. Light showers possible across southern Maine in the evening, otherwise, mostly dry across the state. Highs reach the upper 60′s to around 70 statewide.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny, highs reach the lower 60′s north to the mid to upper 60′s Downeast.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny with highs in the 60s.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Highs in the 60s and low 70s.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny with highs mostly in the 70s.