Summer begins to close out
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A few showers for DownEast areas Thursday
For my friends in DownEast areas, rainfall is good news for you. A stalled boundary along the shoreline and a weak impulse riding along it will bring some beneficial showers and perhaps a thunderstorm for Penobscot Bay eastward. I can't rule out a light shower for the southwest coast / MidCoast region, but the main area of moisture appears to be east of Rockland. Rain could be heavy at times in any downpours, and gusty wind is possible in any thunderstorms.
It will be humid for much of the region today, and warm. Highs will range from the mid-70s for the mountains, north, and MidCoast shorelines over DownEast, to the 80s for southwestern areas on up into northeastern Aroostook.
A dry cold front works through the region Friday which will get the humidity out of here. Expect a breezy day, especially in the north and mountains with wind speeds gusting at times 20-30 mph.
Outlook through Labor Day Weekend
A strong trough from Canada drops down into the region on Friday and controls the pattern over the weekend. The trough begins to move east on Monday. A ridge from the south noses in to start next week.
With the position of the trough, Maine appears in the dry slot for much of the period. I can't rule out an afternoon shower or thunderstorm for the mountains and north on Labor Day. Other than that, dry conditions appear to hold true through most of next week.
All in all, a comfortable period ahead once the humidity clears out Friday. Get outside and enjoy it as much as you can!
Wildfire threats continue
Planning on burning brush? Know your limits. Even if there’s no Red Flag Warning, burning when windy or during low humidity can still be dangerous! weather.gov/safety/wildfire
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