A wet end of the week
Low pressure crossing through southern New England heads tracks into the Canadian Maritimes Friday. Heavy rain and a gusty wind accompany it. A wind advisory is posted for the DownEast shorelines by the National Weather Service Caribou office where gusts could reach upwards of 50 mph through mid-afternoon.
Friday 6 AM to Saturday Midnight - With the heavy rain comes the threat of gusty wind as the low-level jet reaches speeds of 65 knots (75 mph). Some spotty power outages are possible. Wind gusts around 50 mph are possible in the western mountains through the morning. As the rain tapers off, the wind begins to subside. Shoreline areas have the chance to hear a few rumbles of thunder as the rain passes through the region. Western and southern areas see the rain taper off by late morning / early afternoon and can expect sun in the afternoon. Bangor may get a sunset view late in the day. The sky clears for most for a few hours overnight, but clouds appear to be on the increase heading into Saturday morning. Southwestern areas, the western foothills and MidCoast regions have the best chance to see 1-2" of rainfall. There is a risk for minor flooding in poor drainage areas and some urban street flooding from clogged drains.
Another round of showers & breeze for Saturday
Saturday 6 AM to Sunday Midnight - An upper-level disturbance pinwheels through the region for Saturday, bringing another chance for rain showers and perhaps some wet snow for the higher elevations. through the day. A southeasterly breeze kicks up once again, with gusts reaching 30 mph along the coast and higher elevations, 15-25 mph is likely the peak for interior areas, settling in the evening. Some areas could see as much as another ½" of rainfall where the heavier showers occur.
Outlook through Wednesday
Sunday is the coolest day of the period for interior areas and brings the chance for rain/snow showers for the mountains and north, along with a northwest breeze for the rest of the area. Monday appears to be the driest day in the 5-day timeline. A chance for showers returns to the region for Tuesday and Wednesday, along with warmer temperatures.
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