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Rain, Heavy At Times, Expected From Later This Afternoon Through Tonight & Into Friday Morning

Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:10 am

by Rob Lightbown

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THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT: Rain from an area of low pressure located just south of New England will gradually push northward this afternoon. At this time, it appears that it will rain throughout the entire afternoon across southern Aroostook County with rain expected to begin across the Caribou-Presque Isle area during the early and mid-afternoon hours. Further north across the Saint John Valley, rain is expected to gradually develop by mid to late afternoon. High temperatures this afternoon will be near 47 Degrees. Winds this afternoon will be northeast at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 25 to 30 mph.

It still looks like much of northern Maine will see a decent slug of rainfall tonight as moisture surges northward from that low pressure system. I expect rain throughout tonight and it will be heavy at times, especially across central and southern Aroostook County. In addition to the rain, I expect northeast winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph which will mean this will be a wind-swept heavy rain making for a very miserable night across northern Maine. Low temperatures tonight will be near 40 Degrees.

FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: That low pressure system will gradually push off to the east during Friday. Steady rain, which may be heavy at times, will continue throughout Friday morning before it slowly tapers off to rain showers during Friday afternoon. High temperatures on Friday will be near 48 Degrees. Winds on Friday will be north at 10 to 20 mph.

Total rainfall amounts from this afternoon through tonight and into Friday will average from around three quarters (0.75) of an inch across the Saint John Valley to between 1 and 1.50 inches across the Caribou-Presque Isle area to around 1.50 inches of rainfall across southern parts of Aroostook County.

Saturday is expected to feature lots of cloudiness and there may a few rain showers around during the afternoon. High temperatures on Saturday will be near 49 Degrees. Winds on Saturday will be northwest at 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY: A new area of low pressure is forecast to track across our area during Sunday bringing with it lots of clouds and numerous rain showers. High temperatures on Sunday will be near 48 Degrees.

An area of high pressure will gradually push across northern Maine during Monday and Tuesday. For Monday, I expect a mixture of some sunshine and lots of clouds with high temperatures near 48 Degrees.

A partly sunny day is expected for Tuesday thanks to that high pressure system. High temperatures on Tuesday will be near 52 Degrees.

LOOKING WAY AHEAD IN THE FUTURE: Some of our longer range forecast guidance have been hinting over the last couple of days that moisture associated with a low pressure system tracking either near the New England coast or across central and southern New England may combine with a influx of cold air to possibly produce our first accumulating snows of the season sometime right around November 1st. This is something that is still quite a ways away and is definitely something that is not certain. It is something, however, that I will be keeping an eye on and will keep you all updated.


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