Impressive storm offshore
While Maine was spared the worst of this one, that isn't the case for southern New England. Reports of wind gusts in 40-60 mph range have led to down trees and power outages along the South Shore, Cape Cod and the islands. The storm backed in near the benchmark 40°N / 70° W point before moving southeast Friday afternoon. Parts of Maine received 1-2"+ of rain, and some splash-over along low lying areas with the Friday morning high tide. Land wind gusts ranged in the 20-30 mph level across interior areas, with 30-40 mph along the shorelines.
Storm exits the region overnight
As of Friday afternoon, all that is left is scattered showers, along with areas of fog and drizzle. As the storm continues to pull away, the showers will become widely scattered. The last of the rain drops fall around daybreak Saturday or just thereafter in southern areas of the state. Clouds should break up over northern areas Saturday morning, and for the rest of the region by Saturday afternoon. I am still going with partial sun for the region as a weak upper level disturbance keeps the clouds around through Saturday night. Coastal areas feeling the breeze Saturday morning will see that drop by around noon.
Sunday sees clouds increase, with late day showers
A weak cold front approaches the region Sunday. Any morning sun yields to increasing clouds during the day. Scattered light rain shower activity breaks out over the mountains and north by late afternoon. The shower activity heads for the coast Sunday night. The front appears to clear the coast in the wee hours of Monday.
Temperature outlook through Sunday
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