Rain will move into the early Friday morning ahead of a warm front and persist throughout the day. A few isolated thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon/evening hours. Western and northern regions will see the highest precipitation totals, approaching a half an inch in some places. Interior and eastern areas of the state will see significantly less rainfall. According to the United States Drought Monitor, northern Maine is under the moderate to severe drought category, so hopefully this rainfall will help a bit. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy skies throughout the day.
As for temperatures, a fairly mild day. Most of the state will see low 70s with some isolated upper 60s along the western portions of the state. It will also be fairly breezy with a wind from the south at 10-15 mph. With that in mind, the immediate coast could see temperatures in the mid 60s.
Overnight, temperatures will be in the upper 50s north and low 60s south. Fog will be likely and widespread overnight, especially in areas where it rained.
Hot and humid weekend
This weekend will be wicked hot in New England! 80s throughout Maine during the weekend with some isolated 90s in southwestern and inland areas of the state. Wind be light tomorrow as well, so it won't act as much of an aid to combat the warmth.
On top of hot, it will also be very humid. Dew points on Saturday will reach the upper 60s in mainly southwestern regions. However, by Sunday and Monday, dew points will be in the upper 60s and low 70s throughout the state. Try to stay in cool air conditioned places if possible, as this combination of high temperatures and humidity can be dangerous. Check on elderly neighbors/family/friends etc.. and make sure they're in a nice cool place as well. If you do choose to go outside, make sure to stay hydrated and limit direct exposure to the sun. A cold front will pass on Wednesday, bringing temperatures back down into the 70s.
As we continue NH and Maine Hurricane Preparedness week, the next step would be to get an insurance check up! Disaster can strike QUICk, so it's better to be prepared ahead of time before the situation arises. Remember, flood insurance is obtained separately, so consider your threat and decide whether or not its a worthy investment.
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