Unsettled today and tomorrow but a nice weekend

12:28 PM, Mar 28, 2013   |    comments
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Our current weather pattern is a bit like my physical appearance: It's not awful, it's not great; it's just sort of...meh. (Not fishing either; I recently rated myself a 7.2/10 when pressed for a number.)

A large upper level low stuck off to our northeast (there's still be a big logjam up there) will continue to bring instability to Maine for the rest of the today and into Friday. The result will be pop up showers and flurries, but nothing major.

Rest of Today: Mostly cloudy with scattered pop up showers (POP UP VIDEOOOO!). Most of the showers will be in the form of rain but there will be some flakes flying in the mountains through the afternoon. In both situations the precipitation looks very light and intermittent, simply a result of some upper atmospheric instability. High temperatures will stay in the 40s...low 40s in areas hit by showers, upper 40s in those areas that miss the activity.

Tonight: Any early evening showers settle down quickly. After that look for partly cloudy skies and temperatures dropping into the 30s for most of us but upper 20s over northern Maine.

Friday: There will still be some instability around, but also a ridge of high pressure building in from the west. The result: A partly sunny day with a few afternoon showers. There will definitely be more sun than Thursday, but don't be shocked if that sunshine fuels some sprinkles over central and southern Maine after lunch time. High temperatures end up in the upper 40s for most, mid 40s far north.

Saturday: A large ridge of high pressure moves in, so after some morning clouds look for a mostly sunny day. Temperatures will stay in the mid to upper 40s with a chance of a few spots in York and Cumberland county flirting with 50 by the afternoon. (I bet 50 just wants free drinks though)

Sunday: High pressure will still be in place so look for a mostly sunny first half of the day. By the afternoon, however, a storm system will be approaching so western and southern Maine will see increasing clouds late in the day. Any precipitation should hold off until the evening though, making for a nice enough Easter Sunday. Temperatures will be pinned in the mid to upper 40s again with a few stray 50s possible.

A front will move through on Sunday night/Monday morning bringing a mixture of snow and rain in the mountains and foothills with just plain rain along the coastline.

Most of the shower activity will end by late morning and temperatures on Monday will actually push into the mid 50s.

Another round of precipitation comes through Monday night/Tuesday morning. This one will fall in the form of snow showers statewide with colder air in place, but still...it's no big deal.

Amusing side note: There is an EPIC model fight going on in regards the weekend of April 6th. The EURO has mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s or even low 70s. The GFS solution for that same day? Snowstorm to the face.

1) It's my wife's birthday so I'm stalking that day like a Bostonian stalks a parking spot in Government Center.

2) EURO for the win....it OWNS the GFS in the long range.

3) I hope....

Twitter: @KeithCarsonWCSH




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