Portland, Maine

We’re going to have another New England forecast today, bouncing on off to downstate Maine. My experience with Maine is that it is the New Englandiest part of New England, in the traditional sense of the temperament of the people. It’s also near peak for the fall colors, so I guess we’ll look to the forecast to see if now is the time to head that direction.

At 1151AM, ET, Portland was reporting a temperature of 50 degrees with light rain. An area of low pressure in southeast Canada was headed for the Maritimes, with a cold front running the spine of the Appalachians. Most of the rain right now was in the higher terrain in the Green and white Mountains, and would likely remain so until the cold front arrived on the coast late tonight. The low is moving extremely quickly, and the associated jet is quite strong, so before, during and after frontal passage, expect some blustery conditions.
There may be a bit of rain after the boundary slides through town in the early morning hours Tuesday, but a scouring flow will usher the rain quickly out of town by sunrise, leaving in place a brisk morning. The wind will taper by afternoon, though the day will remain chilly. An inverted trough swinging through Canada behind the initial low will bring even colder air and some scattered showers. Snow is not out of the question in the afternoon, though more likely inland.
Tomorrow – Early showers, then breezy and clear, High 54, Low 43
Wednesday – Increasing clouds, a late sprinkle or flurry, High 56, low 37

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny skies. High 55, Low 43
Wednesday – Partly cloudy high 57, low 42

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny; winds gradually subsiding High 56, Low 44
Wednesday – Partly sunny; windy High 57, Low 44

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 55, Low 41
Wednesday – Mostly sunny, High 55, low 44

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny High 53, Low 45
Wednesday – Partly sunny, High 55, Low 42

WN: Tomorrow = Sunny, High 55, Low 46
Wednesday – Partly cloudy with isolated showers, High 55, Low 44

FIO: Tomorrow –Breezy until afternoon and mostly cloudy until morning (earl rain). High 60, Low 44
Wednesday – Partly cloudy starting in the morning, continuing until evening, and breezy starting in the afternoon. High 59, Low 43

Literally nobody is on board with my precipitation forecasts. I’m still going to let it ride. Here is the rain in the area this morning

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