I've noted an inverse relationship (now if you excuse me I have a TI-86 to fix while watching Star Trek) between nice weather and the cleanliness of my house. That is, no one wants to be cleaning when its gorgeous outside. In case you can't tell where I'm going with this, it's my positive spin on this weekend's weather. It will be dreary and wet, allowing you to complete all kinds of tasks you've been putting off!(Cue little kid cheese smile)
Today: It won't be raining that hard or that consistently for most of us. Instead onshore flow will bring cloudy skies, light drizzle and pop up showers. It's not NICE by any stretch, but don't expect today to feature torrential rain. The exception will be the Downeast coast; it looks like some heavier bands of rain will push in from the Gulf of Maine by the afternoon ensuring them the heaviest precipitation. The satellite picture is showing me some clearing across central MA right now, but I just don't think it will be able to get in here with such moist lower levels of the atmosphere so overcast skies will be the rule of the day. The only CHANCE for a few peeks of sunshine will be over far southern Maine. Temperatures stay way down with this moist, cool ocean flow...mainly between 52-58 F.
Tonight: Relatively quiet in the rain department as the initial coastal low pressure system pushes up into Canada. Still, with all that moisture hanging around, coastal drizzle is likely and fog will be widespread. If you are going out tonight, I'd pack an umbrella but you might not need it. (However, BAD hair night ladies. Better go with the 1980's perm).
Sunday: The early morning (until about 6 AM) will continue on a quiet note with just some coastal drizzle, low level cloud cover and fog. Not much in the way of heavier rain is expected until mid morning. By then a secondary coastal low will push towards Maine and increase rainfall rates dramatically. This will be especially true over the Midcoast and Downeast Maine as the low will directly come onshore there. Rain will be heavy at times through the afternoon as this low spins inland. Southern Maine will pick up about a 1/2" of rain with eastern Maine exceeding 1". Temperatures once again stay down in the 50s for most of us.
SOME improvement for Monday as drier air tries to wrap into this nasty upper level low. Still, the mountains and western Maine will continue cloudy with showers with upslope winds producing atmospheric lift. The best chance of sunshine will be along the coastline where some drying will occur. I'm thinking partly sunny along the coastline but mostly cloudy with scattered showers to the west of a line from Bangor to Lewiston and across to central New Hampshire.
We should be able to squeeze out a dry day on Tuesday statewide (but definitely not totally sunny) before showers return to the forecast for Wednesday, especially over southern Maine.
Ok, time to go clean or something. I'm a rare breed that enjoys cleaning. Our house is neat to the point that the first time I invited my coworkers over they questioned if anyone actually lived in the house. Paula responded by likening me to the crazy neat husband from "Sleeping with the Enemy". Thanks a lot hun...now straighten those towels or I'll find you! :-)
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