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Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Gray ME
620 AM EDT SAT JUN 25 2016
High pressure remains in control over the weekend before moving
offshore later in the the weekend and early next week. This will
allow a more humid air mass to move into the region. A slow
moving cold front approaching from the west brings a chance of
showers and thunderstorms Tuesday, Wednesday and into early
Thursday. The front will exit the region by late Thursday.
.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
620 AM Update...
A few cirrus clouds are crossing the area this morning. That as
well as some spots of fog in the CT river valley is about all that
is going on this morning. Temperatures are in the 40s and 50s and
will warm up into the 70s and 80s today.
High pressure remains in control at the surface and aloft
delivering another beautiful sunny and mostly-cloud-free day. By
midday dew points will be about 10 degrees higher than they were
24 hours ago indicating southerly winds are transporting moisture-
rich air into the area. There is a small chance of showers mainly
over the North Conway/Mt Washington environ as a short wave passes
by overhead. Temperatures will reach the upper 70s to mid 80s with
warmer temperatures even reaching the mountains today. A sea
breeze will keep temperatures along the coast just a few degrees
.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM SUNDAY/...
Tonight readings will drop into the 50s areawide under light winds
and mostly clear skies. This will allow for fog to form in valleys
and other favored region similar to previous nights. We are
expecting an even warmer day Sunday with mid to upper 80s in quite
a few locations. Once again high pressure off shore will produce
conditions ripe for a sea breeze which will penetrate inland a
ways and keep highs a bit cooler along the coast.
.LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...
A warm south to southwest flow will continue Sun night into Tue
ahead of an approaching trough and associated surface cold front.
Temperatures will continue mild and become humid ahead of the
system. By Mon night showers and thunderstorms will begin to move
across the area ahead of the system. The surface cold frontal
passage will occur late Tue or Tue night. On Tue and Tue night
showers and thunderstorms are expected bringing some much needed
rain. The front moves off the coast by early Wed but a lingering
upper trough will produce some lingering showers Wed into Thu.
By late Thu and Fri a return to dry and relatively mild weather
can be expected as high pressure builds east. Generally accepted
the superblend guidance for this outlook period.
.AVIATION /10Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
Short Term...VFR conditions through Sunday will prevail. However
patchy MVFR restrictions in valley fog are possible late tonight
and again Sunday night, mainly at LEB and HIE. A sea breeze is
likely Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Long Term...VFR through Monday. MVFR to IFR conditions in
showers/thunderstorms Mon night into Wed.
Short Term...Relatively tranquil waters with winds and seas below
small craft criteria are forecast through SUnday.
Long Term...winds and seas to remain below sca levels through the