Steady rainfall expected Sunday
During the day on Sunday, there is a risk of moderate to heavy rainfall especially over southern Maine. The area of steady rain is expected to move into southern Maine early Sunday morning. Steady rainfall can be expected across much of southern Maine including Downeast Maine by Sunday afternoon. High temperatures on Sunday will likely range from the upper 70's in northern Maine with the anticipated sunshine to the 60's across much of southern Maine including Downeast Maine.
Rainfall amounts using a blend of model guidance suggests that the highest rainfall amounts can be expected over far southern Maine where over an inch of rain could fall with decreasing amounts towards the northern part of the state. Across portions of far northern Maine, there will likely not be any rain with the potential for a pretty nice day with mostly sunny skies expected there. Low temperatures Sunday night will range from the lower 60's for the Central Highlands to the mid to upper 60's near the coast. Mostly cloudy skies are expected Sunday night with the chance of a few lingering showers especially across Downeast Maine.
Isolated showers and thunderstorms Monday
On Monday, we can expect scattered showers and a few isolated thunderstorms throughout the state. High temperatures on Monday will range from the upper 60's to the mid 70's across much of the state. Monday will not be a complete washout by any means with just showers and thunderstorms expected which you may have to dodge. For Monday night, low temperatures will drop into the 60's across much of the state with upper 50's across the higher elevations.
Unsettled pattern continues through mid-week
Through the end of the week, disturbances will round the base of a trough that will be positioned over the Eastern United States. This will result in a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms across the state Tuesday and Wednesday. Into the latter half of the week, our precipitation chances look to drop slightly with temperatures likely cooling to slightly below seasonable averages.
Temperature outlook into late July
The plots below show the projected daily high/low temperatures for Bangor, Carrabassett, Portland, and Caribou over the next seven days. Temperatures for Maine heading into next week are projected to be average to slightly below average with temperatures ranging from the lower 70's to lower 80's throughout the state on most days. This is due to an upper level trough that will be positioned over the Eastern United States next week. Precipitation is expected to be near normal across much of the state heading into next weekend.
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