Central and Southern Maine Weather


SLOW MOVING STORM

Our next slow moving storm system will arrive today with clouds and some light rain developing. Low pressure will become “cut off” from the steering currents (or Jetstream) which will allow for a gloomy and wet stretch of weather mid to late week. Rain will become heavy at times tonight into Wednesday and again early Thursday.  Winds will become gusty out of the northeast during that period around 30 to 40 mph.  Friday should showcase some improvement with rain tapering to showers.  It’s still looking like skies will become brighter over the weekend but some questions remain on the extent of weekend showers.  My forecast is on the more optimistic side with mostly sunny and seasonable weather by Sunday.  Stay tuned.


WHAT TO EXPECT

TIMING: Rain arrives Tuesday with periods of rain extending through Friday.  Heaviest Tuesday night through Thursday.

HOW MUCH:  Most communities will receive between 2" and 5" of rain over the four day stretch.

FLOODING:  Flooding is possible esp Wednesday and Thursday.  Rivers are not running as low as they were just a week ago thanks to last week's storm. Urban flooding is possible as well.

WIND:  Winds will become gusty out of the northeast beginning Tuesday night and extending Wednesday and Thursday. Gusts 30 to 40 mph are possible.

Charlie Lopresti - Chief Meteorologist

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TUESDAY:  Cloudy with rain developing.  Steadiest rain arriving late.  Highs 50 to 55.  E winds 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with rain. Rain possibly heavy at times.  E to NE winds 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts.

WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with periods of rain and drizzle. Windy and cool with highs 48 to 53. 



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