Just a heads up that my family and I are heading to western foothills for a few days to unplug, have some fun, rest, relax, and recharge. My next planned update is expected Thursday, July 7th. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and has a chance to enjoy some great outdoor conditions once we get through the rain on Saturday.
There are several pages on this website that can help you piece together the forecast, along with direct links to the National Weather Service offices that cover our region.
Warm front moves in for Friday
A warm front passes through the region Friday morning. Once that happens, a south / southwesterly wind pumps heat in for all, along with humidity into a good portion of the state. This blast of uncomfortable conditions appears short-lived, and by Sunday morning, comfortable dew points will arrive for most.
Friday 6 AM to 6 PM - With the warm front maxing out northeast progression, northern areas end up on the fringe of it. As a result, isolated showers with a chance for a thunderstorm are possible for The County and the North Woods / Baxter State Park region. Any storm that form appears may bring downpours and some wind. The chance of severe storms is very low but can't be ruled out.
Western areas may escape the humid conditions through the daytime. but see dew points rise overnight into Saturday. Coastal and eastern areas are likely to notice increased humidity by the height of the day in mid-afternoon. For those headed to an oceanside beach, it would be wise to go early as the tide comes in this morning and pick your spot accordingly.
Showers and storms move in overnight into Saturday
Friday 6 PM to Saturday 6 AM - A cold front approaches the region. An amped southwest flow aloft pumps more moisture into the area and all areas have a sticky feel by morning from the humidity and the rain. Early morning travelers can expect areas of downpours along with areas of fog. There could be some rumbles of thunder embedded in the shower activity which may disturb overnight rest. For those camping out, make sure you are prepared for a deluge. There is a low chance for localized flash flooding in any area where torrential rain occurs.
Steady rain passes through Saturday morning,