We are forecasting for Portland, Maine mere days after verifying a forecast for Portland, Oregon. I have nothing to add to that, but felt as though I needed to acknowledge it.
At 751PM, ET, Portland was reporting a temperature of 42 degrees with clear skies. In what can only be described as an upset victory, New England was entirely under clear skies on this early November evening. The most recent Gulf Stream storm was well off the coast, and actually helping to inhibit moisture for the next system working its way across Hudson Bay.
That feature over Hudson Bay, while limited in potential precipitation, is still backed by good upper level support and substantial surface reflection in terms of temperature and lack of moisture. Tonight will ultimately be a foggy one for Portland and most of coastal Maine, however the cold front will bring first a spot of light rain overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, with a chance for cooler crisper air after the morning low clouds clear out on Wednesday.
Tomorrow – AM fog, then mostly sunny, Light rain possible rain before midnight High 58, Low 37
Wednesday – Light rain through the morning, becoming sunny, High 57, Low 38
TWC: Tomorrow – Plentiful sunshine. High 60, Low 37
Wednesday – Showers in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 55, Low 42
AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny; great day to be outside High 57, Low 35
Wednesday – Clouds breaking, a shower possible High 55, Low 41
NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 60, Low 40
Wednesday – Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, High 55, Low 40
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 59, Low 32
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy in the morning, then clearing (rain early) High 53, Low 39
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 60, Low 41
Wednesday – Partly cloudy with isolated showers, High 55, Low 45
FIO: Tomorrow – Clear throughout the day. High 60, Low 39
Wednesday – Light rain overnight and in the morning. High 57, Low 46
It’s going to be a nice couple of days in Portland, and the rain will even have the decency to come overnight. Look how beautiful New England is tonight.