May see some sun in areas Wednesday afternoon
Wednesday starts off with more the same... clouds with areas of fog, drizzle and light rain showers. As high pressure to the east dips south, a south / southwesterly flow develops over the region. That subtle movement may be enough to break up the clouds in areas and allow the sun to make guest appearance. When and where the sun breaks out, temperatures will rise quickly into the 60s. For those that stay locked into the gray skies, 50s will be the high mark for the day.
A warm front moves into the region overnight and bring showers with a possible rumble of thunder overnight into Halloween. Some areas may see a time of little activity Thursday morning into the early afternoon, but by evening, rain with possible thunder is likely across much of the region by Trick-Or-Treat time. With tropical moisture in place, it will be a mild day with 60s across the coastal plain, upper 50s for much of eastern and northern areas.
Showers and storms continue into early Friday morning, but as the storm races northeast, most the steadier rain shuts off statewide by late morning. Skies will begin to break up and the sun should come out for all but far northern areas Friday afternoon. High temperatures for the day will likely be recorded early in the morning. After the frontal passage, temperatures fall from the 50s & 60s to 30s and 40s by early evening.
All in all, 1-2" of rain is expected with locally higher amounts possible from downpours and thunderstorms.
And then there is the wind...
The breeze will gradually pick up Thursday morning and will be gusty at time from the south / southwest overnight into Friday morning. The gustier wind should clear the region by mid morning. I do have concerns for the MidCoast, Penobscot Bay and DownEast regions as gusts may reach 30-40 mph at their peak Friday morning. This may cause some spotty power outages to occur. It will remain breezy through the day and settle down Friday night into Saturday morning.
Travel concerns Wednesday night through Friday morning are for reduced visibility from heavy rain, downpours and areas of fog. Ponding on roadways and urban street flooding from clogged storm drains are likely. Localized flash flooding and river rise is possible. Gusty wind is likely to blow and tree debris and could tip over some roadside trash and recycle bins Thursday night into Friday morning. Take your time as you travel, and allow for extra time to get to your destination.
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