Wednesday Night/Early Thursday Morning: Mild Temps and Scattered Showers
Overnight temperatures for Wednesday are mild statewide. Most of the state will experience low temperatures in the low- to mid-50s statewide with the exception of the Caribou and northeastern Maine areas, which will experience temperatures in the low-40s. There is no frost expected tonight, since there will be cloud cover keeping heat from the daytime in and winds to keep the air mixed.
The GIF above runs from 2 PM Wednesday to 4 AM Thursday. As a low pressure system leaves the area, scattered rain showers are likely for extreme southern Maine and some parts of central Maine for this evening.
Thursday: Warmer Temperatures and Mostly Clear Skies Statewide
Thursday temperatures are warmer statewide. Southern and parts of central Maine will experience high temperatures in the mid- to upper-70s and daytime temperatures ranging from low- to upper-70s. Northern Maine looks to have temperatures ranging from mid- to upper-60s and a high temperature in the upper-60s to low-70s. Coastal areas will stay mild and have a high temperatures in the mid- to upper-60s due to the onshore flow that will set up later in the afternoon. Skies are expected to clear out in the afternoon, with the exception of northern Maine, who may have partly cloudy skies, but still plenty of room to feel the sun!
Look Ahead into the Weekend
The GIF above runs from 1 PM Friday to 7 AM Sunday. Over the weekend, a low pressure system is expected to cross over northern Maine, pushing a frontal boundary through that is expected to cause widespread rain showers across the state. Since this event is a few days away, timing and locations of rain or frontal boundaries are still up in the air, but there is confidence that there will be widespread rain showers for Maine this weekend.
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.
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