No burning... period.
This is just not the weekend to contemplate ANY burning of brush whether from clean ups or recreational no matter how tempting it may be. In fact, any burning should be held off until rain comes roughly midweek. Stay in touch with the Maine Forest Service for the latest on when burn permits will be issued again.
By-in-large, a dry weekend ahead
What showers come on Saturday are likely to be scattered and light, and for the areas that get them, it won't amount to much. This NAM idea for projected radar may be a touch overdone. A lot of dry air around may eat up what little rain is expected, outside of a few drops. For the mountains, north and east, sun appears to be the main feature with a few clouds from the disturbance passing to the south. York County will have the best chance for brief shower, but otherwise, most the rest of southern areas may see a sprinkle or a light, spotty, short lived rain.
With the breeze, wildfire concerns continue
The northwest wind that has brought the low humidity to the region shifts to the south on Saturday as the disturbance passes to the south. Although it may not rain, there appears to be an uptick of humidity which will help curb the fire threat a bit. I still expect high fire danger for much of the state, and that threat could be elevated at any time.
The breeze on Sunday appears to range from the west / southwest over interior areas, and onshore from the south along the coast.
Cool for Saturday, milder temps Sunday and Monday
It'll be a crisp start for the state on Saturday. Anyone with any early season planting or floral concerns should cover up or bring inside.
Generally, it will be a cool day overall for the state. The highest temperatures occur where the sun gets out, and the best chance of that is over eastern areas.
We'll have frost concerns again Saturday night into Sunday morning. Outside of the immediate shoreline, there is a risk for frost. Again, cover up the plants or bring them in.
Temperatures begin to moderate Sunday, with many areas 10° warmer than Saturday. Afternoon sea breeze will cool the shorelines. All in all, a nice day to celebrate Mothers Day.
As folks head out the door Monday morning, there will be little frost concerns for most of the state. Folks in the mountains and north that are well sheltered may have to make a judgement call Sunday night on any plants they have going. Generally it appears that 40s will be the rule for much of the region.
Monday appears to be another nice day, with temperatures rising up a bit more. Expect the shorelines to be cooler with a sea breeze once again.
When will we see rain again?
The region is more or less stuck in a quasi-stationary front pattern for the first half of the week. High pressure to the east may tap into some moisture from the south and set up a frontal boundary for some shower activity Tuesday night into Wednesday. The front appears to lurk fairly close to the coast, and with a bit of a traffic jam over the Atlantic, it may stall. Stay tuned for updates on that.
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