Warm and dry weekend
Warm and dry weather is in store for Maine, making for a beautiful weekend. Temperatures will linger in the mid to upper 70s throughout the day, with dew points in the 50s. It will be a fairly cloudy morning, with cloud cover dissipating as the day progresses. Southern regions will likely still be partly cloudy throughout the day, but most of the state will be mostly clear. Saturday will also be fairly breezy with winds from the East at 5-8 mph throughout most of the state. The coast will be slightly windier, ranging from 9-13 mph.
Overnight, temperatures will drop into the upper 40s in northwestern regions with 50s throughout most of the rest of the state. Coastal regions will likely only drop into the low 60s. Fog is possible along northwestern areas.
Sunday will be similar temperature wise, with dew points in the 50s and low 60s in southern areas. Though dew points will be slightly higher, it won't feel much different. It will also be cloudier on Sunday, with cloud cover increasing throughout the day, especially in the southern half of the state. Winds will be from the east and southeast at 3-7 mph, with the coast at 7-10 mph.
Rain moves in for Monday
A cold front will approach the state late Monday, bringing rain for much of the state. Much of the rain will arrive Monday night and linger into Tuesday. A secondary cold front will pass on Tuesday, creating the chance for a few more pop-up showers and storms. If the secondary cold front spawns a few more showers and storms, precipitation totals could near an inch in some portions of the state. However, it is uncertain at this time if the secondary cold front will spawn more precipitation. Regardless, the showers on Monday night will create precipitation totals of around a half of an inch in areas that see heavier precip (northeastern regions), while much of the rest of the state will near a quarter of an inch.
Temperature outlook for the week
Temperatures will remain below average for this time of year, making for a fairly mild first half of the week. The rain and clouds will keep Monday and Tuesday confined to the 70s throughout the state, but after the front passes, temperatures will likely make it to 80 in some parts by Wednesday. Northern regions however will likely stay cooler, only reaching the low-mid 70s each day. Dew points will also stay fairly low this week, lingering around the 50s and 60s again.
A low pressure system will work it's way up the coast on Saturday, lingering off the coast of Massachusetts and Maine. Though it won't be bringing rain to Maine, it could create some rip currents along the shore. If you're planning to head to the beach this weekend, be aware of this threat and keep an eye out if you notice what could be a rip current. If you do get caught in a rip current, remember to stay as calm as possible and try to escape along the sides or back of the current. If you can't escape, just try to float or tread in the water and call for help if you need it.
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This will likely be my last post for Pine Tree Weather this summer! I want to take a moment to thank you all for your kind words and support throughout the summer, I really appreciate it. Mike gave us an amazing opportunity and I will forever be grateful to him for the experience I received this summer and getting to talk to so many of you! Thanks again for being so welcoming to us. If you'd like to contribute to our efforts this summer, our venmo accounts are listed above (never expected, very much appreciated though). :)
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