I'm going to make this relatively quick because I'm enthralled in this Ravens/Broncos game. (I tweeted before the game "Ravens by 7" counting fully on the return of "The Manning Face"...see HERE)
Tonight: Mild but foggy. Overnight lows, for the most part, won't dip below 30 F and fog will develop rapidly due to the moist, mild air over the top of the cold snowpack. The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for much of the state with the possibility for visibility below 1/4 mile.
Sunday: Morning fog will be stubborn to burn off, once it does look for mostly cloudy skies once again. The "fetch" is a bit warmer than Saturday, however, so temperatures should reach the mid to upper 40s with some isolated 50 F readings over southern Maine and New Hampshire. I can't rule out a late afternoon shower over western Maine, but for the most part conditions will remain dry.
A cold front will drag through late Sunday night so look for some scattered rain showers and a pick up in winds.
Showers will linger through Monday mid morning with some afternoon clearing possible behind the front. Interestingly, despite the cold front having pushed through, Monday will be our warmest day. (This actually happens a good amount in Maine. The front comes through, winds shift to the west, we get into "downsloping" from the mountains and temperatures spike before the cold air associated with the boundary gets a chance to take over). I expect highs to push into the low 50s over southern and central Maine pretty easily by Monday afternoon.
The colder air will finally take over on Monday night but it will be just coldER not COLD. Highs on Tuesday will be in the mid to upper 30s...a full 15 F colder but still above average for this time of the year.
We should see a mixture of sun and clouds on both Tuesday and Wednesday as a storm system sails to our south.
Big Picture: The computer models keep hinting at a SUPER cold airmass pushing in during the Jan 22-25th time period. Still a long while away but it is worth mentioning due to the severity of the cold the model is hinting at. We shall see.
As far as big storms...I don't see any. We are too mild for the next few days, and then when our pattern becomes colder our jet stream flattens out and we see little storms from Canada as opposed to big bombs from the south.
Ok, Im out.
Come on Manning Face!