Dry on Thursday before showers and thunderstorms arrive for Friday and the weekend
Storms ahead bring more rain to the area through Sunday
Some rain showers and thunderstorms are likely to impact Maine starting on Friday and continuing through the weekend. The most significant rainfall totals are likely to be in some of the hardest hit areas by recent drought conditions.
A break from the storms on Thursday
Thursday will bring a break from the showery and stormy weather. Along with a mix of sun and clouds, there exists only an isolated chance for a stray shower or thunderstorm across the region. Temperatures will be warm and likely to reach the lower 80’s across much of interior Maine while staying in the 70’s along the coast as a sea breeze sets up. The air may feel a bit sticky along the coast as dewpoints reach 65 and over making the air feel a bit uncomfortable.
Thunderstorms return on Friday
A trough ahead of a cold front will be moving through the area on Friday. Sufficient instability ahead of the trough will sustain ongoing convection as it crosses the border into western Maine Friday morning. As a result of the nearly parallel orientation of the mean wind along the trough, storms are likely to organize into lines. There is the possibility that some of the storms could become severe, especially towards the afternoon when storms are in southern and eastern Maine. Otherwise, expect a mix of sun and clouds. Temperatures should again be warm, reaching the mid and upper 80’s just inland of the coast and upper 70’s farther inland.
Possibility for some more thunderstorms over the weekend
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