Central and Southern Maine Weather


RAIN, RAIN, AND MORE RAIN

 

The first few showers have arrived this morning and we are going to have to get used to seeing rain drops as they will stick around now right through Friday.  A very slow moving storm system is going to provide rain and drizzle along with gusty winds and cool temperatures. 

 

The storm is referred to as a cut off low since it will be "cut off" from the jet stream which steers storms across the country.  As a result it will just meander about finally traveling away by Saturday. 

 

It appears the steadiest rain will fall later today into tonight and then again Wednesday night into Thursday.  At other times I expect lots of drizzle so you'll just want to have the rain jacket and umbrella for the rest of the work week.  Below is what to expect from this latest storm.

 


WHAT TO EXPECT

 

TIMING: Rain arrives today with periods of rain extending through Friday.  

 

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

 

FLOODING:  Flooding is possible especially Wednesday and Thursday.  Rivers will rise thanks to the rainfall and will need to be monitored.  Urban flooding is possible as well.

 

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

 

COASTAL FLOODING -Tides are running astronomically low but a persistant northeast wind and large waves may cause beach erosion and splashover.  This would be more likely in York County and on coastal NH.



Meteorologist Craig Miller

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TODAY:  Cloudy with a few morning showers then rain this afternoon.  Steadiest rain arriving late.  Highs 50 to 55.  E winds 10-15 mph.

 

TONIGHT: Rain and windy.  Lows 45 to 50.  NE winds 20 to 30 mph. 

 

WEDNESDAY: Rain and drizzle.  Windy again.  Highs 50 to 55. 



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