Frost Advisory for Saturday Night, Dry and Warm Weather through Monday Evening
With the recent cold front that passed through the state, bringing cold air from the north, it pairs with the clear sky conditions and calm winds to bring temperatures down close to the freezing point Saturday night for eastern Maine. Temperatures this low has potential to kill sensitive vegetation that is left uncovered.
Sunday's temperatures look mild across the state, with northern Maine experiencing temperatures ranging from mid- to upper-60s and coastal and higher elevated areas in the mid- to upper-60s. RH values climb a little since the past few days, but values are still 30-40% with pockets of values less than 30% in the Downeast and Acadia regions. With a high pressure system just to the east of Maine, clear skies with minimal pockets of cloud cover is expected over the state for Sunday.
Memorial Day: Mild and Dry for Most of Maine, but a Chance of Rain in the Evening for Isolated Areas
Daytime temperatures cool down from yesterday, with more inland areas from the coast expecting in the mid- to upper-50s due to onshore flow. The rest of Maine is expected to have temperatures in the 60s with some northern areas have the possibility of reaching 70 degrees. Skies look to be mostly cloudy and overcast for the duration of the holiday.
Long-range models show Maine having a chance for pockets of rain during late Monday evening and into early Tuesday. Due to the small RH values, precipitation amount will be less than 0.03 inches if any were to occur.
Cold Water Hazards and Safety
As temperatures begin to warm up and summer is coming quickly, it's important to remember that warm air doesn't necessarily mean warm waters. Water with a temperature below 70 degrees can drain body heat up to 25 times faster than being in cold air. When cold water makes contact with your skin, cold shock causes an immediate loss of breathing control, and greatly increases the risk of drowning. If you do consider going into cold waters, check water temperature online (https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/map/index.shtml), wear water protection gear meant for cold water temperatures, and always wear a life jacket.
Later in the Week: Rain!
Long-range models depict Maine getting some rain in the early morning hours of Friday. With a cold front moving in from the northwest on Thursday night, Maine looks to have a decent chance to receive some rain into next weekend. Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming rain forecast as we progress later into the week.
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