I give this weekend a solid B

7:25 AM, May 18, 2013   |    comments
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In matters of weather, hotels and fashion...I'm a very tough grader. (Speaking of fashion I totally already hit up the new Nordstrom Rack in Sopo and got my man-shop on #metrometeorologist). So giving a weekend a B is actually pretty good; it just means it won't be perfect.

Today: The vast majority of the state is totally clear this morning and will experience mostly sunny skies through mid-day. After that I expect clouds to increase in coverage and a few showers to pop up...both associated with a weak upper level disturbance. The disturbance is so weak I can't even manage to find it on satellite this morning, but all computer models depict it coming through by 1-2 PM so I'm just going to have to trust those big, dumb balls of computing power. The best chance of sprinkles popping up will be across western and southern Maine by 2-4 PM. These showers look to be light and quick moving and most of us will remain dry with a mixture of sun and clouds through the afternoon. High temperatures will struggle along the coastline due to onshore flow (upper 50s for highs), but inland locations should reach the mid 60s.

Tonight: Any showers die out quickly and give way to mostly cloudy skies over southern Maine and partly clouds skies over central and northern Maine. This cloud cover should keep temperatures a bit warmer with lows only dropping into the mid 40s along the coastline with upper 30s farther inland.

Sunday looks like a drier day to me but we may have to fight some stubborn coastal cloud cover in the morning as a stratus deck will have formed overnight. By mid-morning, however, look for an even mixture of sun and clouds with temperatures rising into the mid 50s. The coastline won't get out of the upper 50s even through the afternoon as a strong onshore flow kicks in, farther inland highs will top out around 62 F.

A warm front will park over Maine by Sunday night producing widespread showers, fog and thick cloud cover.

That theme will continue until at least mid-morning on Monday, at which point southern Maine will dry out but northern and central Maine will continue to see showers through the afternoon.

The warm front will be a bit of a thorn in a side through much of the work-week as it pushes a bit north one day then back south the other...wiggling around in a 200-300 mile radius. The result will be unsettled weather from Monday through Thursday. Now "unsettled" doesn't mean "washout", it just means the chance of showers.

Tuesday could actually end up being sneaky warm over southern Maine as the warm front pushes into northern parts of the state. Highs could hit 75 F if we get any sunshine...I'll fine tune that as we get closer.

By the way, while at the Nordstrom Rack I randomly intervened with some guy who was about to buy a tan suit. I just said to him "Honestly man, I'd go with the grey suit...very few people can rock the tan."

He simply nodded...can't decide if he was taking in my advice or was trying to figure the best place on my face to punch me.

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