Saturday Daytime Temperatures
After the departure of the last cold front in the series, Maine is left with cooler daytime temperatures and partly cloudy skies for Saturday. Northern Maine and the mountainous areas are expected to have a high temperature in the mid 50s. Central Maine looks to have a high temperature in the 60s, and Mid Coast, Down East, and Portland, Maine areas to have a high in the mid 60s.
Nighttime temperatures are in the 40s for northern and mountainous areas of Maine, and in the 50s for the rest of the state.
Sunday Daytime Temperatures
As a Canadian high pressure system builds northwest of Maine, and moving easterly, daytime temperatures will remain cooler for Sunday as well. Winds are from the northwest ranging from 5 to 10 mph. Cooler daytime temperatures with a high to the north isn't typical during the summertime, but can happen when Maine is under an inverted trough, like it will be this weekend. This means that winds will be out of the northwest and keeping Maine cooler instead of having southerly winds, as you would expect when having a high pressure to the north-northwest.
Northern and Portland, Maine areas will have high temperatures in the 60s, and other areas will have high temperatures in the upper to mid 50s.
No Significant Rain Event in the Near Future
Taking a look later in the week, the high pressure to the northwest of Maine gets stronger and moves east-southeasterly across Canada. As it does, fair weather is expected for Maine. Skies will look partly cloudy for the next few days, and clear in some areas, as the high pressure moves closer to the state. No significant rain is expected in the next few days, and we'll keep monitoring the long-range models for any rain potential in the future.
Not only will Maine have fair weather when the high pressure system moves closer to the state, but there will be a temperature increase statewide. The northerly winds Maine is experiencing currently will weaken, allowing Maine to warm up. Once that high pressure system settles on top of the state itself, temperatures in the 70s to 80s and clear skies are likely.
As temperatures begin to warm up, heat safety gets increasingly important to your well-being. When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, body temperature rises and you may experience a heat-related illness. The image above is a great resource of information to remind you about the dangers of heat exposure.
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