While the Fourth will be a hot one, the good news is the chance for showers are very slim. Anytime with this type of tropical air mass it always brings a risk, but it does appear to be one without storms. That said, always keep an eye to the sky and keep your ears open in case a storm forms.
Heat turns wet, then more comfortable for the weekend
The next risk for showers and storms comes late Thursday as a cold front approaches from Canada. Thursday night into Friday appear to be showery and stormy. At this point, the severe risk appears low, but that all depends on how much sun can appear of Friday as the frontal boundary approaches. More sun mean more of a risk of strong to severe storms. I will update on this idea on Thursday.
Once the rain stops and the wind shifts to the northwest, dew points drop like a rock into the upper 40s to low 50s, and a much more comfortable weekend is on the way.
Regional outlook through Sunday
There will be risk for early morning fog through the rest of the work week. Saturday sees the cooler temps of the weekend, with a bit of a warm up for Sunday. Humidity remains low through the weekend and into early next week.
Many thanks to you
I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support over the years. As many of you know, life has been a challenge for me over the past couple of years. Many of you stood by me as I have dealt with many issues with my family, as well as our recent move. I'll be honest, there has been times where I wasn't sure if I would be able to continue. Any time I post, I always gain encouragement from those who take the time to send comments. I truly appreciate that. You folks are the wind beneath my wings. Storms of life come, just like weather, and they always pass, too. I am humbled and immensely grateful for your likes, comments, shares, and retweets. It has helped me to keep going, and inspires me to be on the look out for you. Again, I thank you.
My next full update will come on Thursday. Facebook and Twitter are the places to check in case something important develops.
As always, check in with the National Weather Service in Gray for western and southern Maine, and Caribou for eastern and northern areas for the latest bulletins, advisories and forecast information.
God bless, stay cool and stay safe this Fourth, and prepare to enjoy a fantastic weekend!
Eight year forecaster.