A bit more rain for southern areas?
Timing posted here Wednesday evening remains on track. Showers move into western and northern areas around midday, then works southeast in the afternoon, reaching the coast by around the evening commute. Temperatures appear to be in the 60s north and mountains, 70s for most of the coastal plain (cooler 60s for MidCoast / DownEast shorelines with the onshore breeze) and perhaps an 80° reading for interior York County. Wind will be out of the southwest at 5-15 mph, with gusts in the 20 mph range as the front gets closer.
The southwest coast and interior remains a bit of a crapshoot on rain amounts. Mesoscale models are typically bullish on rain amounts due to the way they are wired, Operational model ideas vary. This may be the best case scenario for measurable rainfall, but I caution for bust potential for lesser amounts.
Saturday rainfall light to non-existent
This idea has been pretty consistent all week. The Quebec border region has the best chance of getting any measurable rain on Saturday, and that may be a miniscule amount. A few sprinkles are possible over the foothills and central highlands, and maybe a drop or two for the coastal plain.
We could have a multi-day rain event beginning Tuesday that may last into Thursday next week. It's a bit early to commit to that, but the idea is on the table.
Stay tuned for more on that.
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