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For mid-November, it feels more like mid-September
A strong Bermuda high anchoring the heart of a ridge over the east keeps the region warm and relatively precipitation free through the middle part of the week. A frontal boundary associated with a strong Colorado low works into Ontario Tuesday night into Wednesday, which brings the next chance for rain showers Wednesday into early Thursday.
Tropical cyclone Eta may help feed some moisture into the frontal boundary, which if it does may bring a better chance for measurable rain amounts. For now I am rather bearish on any rain of any value out of this approaching system, with the best chance for the mountains and north.
With the abnormally warm air, areas of fog are possible overnight into the early morning through the middle part of the week. Once the frontal boundary passes through the region, temperatures and dew points drop back down to seasonal normal values by the weekend.
Temperature outlook through Saturday
Temperatures remain torchy with daily maximums (above loop) close to 30° above normal to start the week, which could break more records. As the ridge moves east late week, temperatures return to near normal values by Saturday.
Long range outlook shows a chance for rain and/or snow for the second half of next weekend.
CoCoRaHS volunteers needed!
For those that live in western, northern and eastern areas, the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network could use your help. While southwestern areas are fairly well represented, there are some glaring holes on the map for Maine where observations would be extremely helpful. Towns like Bethel, Rumford, Rangeley, Carrabassett Valley, Kingfield, Eustis, Greenville, Millinocket, Lincoln, Danforth have maybe one or no observers at all. CoCoRaHS is a great way to get involved in the weather community to help with forecast verification purposes and improve future forecasts. For more information on the program, please message me on Facebook or Twitter and I would be more than happy to help!
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