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Weather: Where's Winter?

By Bill Ramstrom
Staff Meteorologist

We have been enjoying a more spring-like pattern the last few days, with a high pressure system off the mid-Atlantic coast supplying warm southerly flow. The afternoon cooldown yesterday was caused by a backdoor cold front that brought in a seabreeze off the chilly ocean, a very common occurrence here in April and May! Central and northern Maine have stayed much cooler, though, and there have been periods of snow showers. Long-range forecasts for the winter are calling for near normal temperatures and precipitation, so we should still expect some snow for January and February. Models also suggest that by Wednesday or Thursday of next week we will return to more seasonable, chilly weather.

A storm in the Midwest will strengthen and follow a familiar course over the western Great Lakes and into southern Canada, leaving us in the warm sector, with just some clouds. As the high continues to sit off of the Southeast coast over the weekend, we will be in a generally favorable pattern, with warm temperatures and no precipitation. A small storm that is passing across northern Maine and New Brunswick today will bring us a shot of somewhat cooler weather for Saturday, but it should begin to warm up again on Sunday and on into Monday.

Today: Very warm and partly to mostly cloudy. Southwest wind. High 67F (19C).

Tonight: Some clouds and cool. Low 43F (6C).

Saturday: High clouds by afternoon, cooler. Light wind. High 50F (10C).

Saturday Night: Some clouds move in. Low 38F (3C).

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 53F (12C).

Outlook for Monday: Partly cloudy with continued above normal temperatures.