Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS61 KCAR 231014
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Caribou ME
614 AM EDT TUE AUG 23 2016
High pressure will build along the east coast today. A weak
weather disturbance will slide across the north this afternoon.
High pressure will move east of the region later Wednesday. A
cold front will approach Thursday night, then cross the region
.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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Skies are clear throughout the region but some clouds can be seen
on satellite northwest of our area. Clouds will spread into far
northern areas during the afternoon while Downeast remains sunny.
A large area of high pressure will build to our southwest today
bringing mostly sunny skies to start the day. A weak upper level
disturbance sliding down from central Canada, with some moisture
fed into it on the back side of the high, will bring some
increasing clouds across the north this afternoon. There may be a
stray shower over far northern areas late this afternoon.
Otherwise, dry weather is expected across the region today. Some
moisture will linger over the north tonight bringing partly
cloudy skies while Downeast, closer to the high, will have clear
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.SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
Surface high pressure will move east of the region later
Wednesday through Wednesday night. An upper level disturbance will
track north of Maine Wednesday. Expect partly sunny skies along
with the slight chance of an afternoon shower across northern
areas Wednesday, with mostly sunny skies across the remainder of
the forecast area. Mostly clear skies are expected across the
region Wednesday night. A cold front will move east across
Quebec province Thursday. Expect increasing clouds with a chance
of showers/thunderstorms across northern portions of the forecast
area Thursday. After a mostly sunny morning, expect partly sunny
skies along with the slight chance of an afternoon
shower/thunderstorm Downeast Thursday. The cold front will
approach the region Thursday night with a chance of
showers/thunderstorms across the forecast area. Temperatures will
be at above normal levels Wednesday/Thursday.
.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...
The cold front will cross the region Friday with a chance of
showers/thunderstorms. High pressure will cross the region
Saturday, then move east Sunday. A disturbance approaching from
the west could bring a chance of showers later Sunday. The
disturbance then crosses the region Monday with a chance of
showers. Temperatures will be at above normal levels Friday. Near
normal level temperatures are expected Saturday through Monday.
.AVIATION /10Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
NEAR TERM: VFR conditions are expected across the area today and
SHORT TERM: VFR conditions are expected across the region
Wednesday through early Thursday, MVFR conditions could then begin
to develop later Thursday. Variable conditions, generally ranging
from VFR to IFR, will occur with showers and thunderstorms
Thursday night into Friday. Conditions will improve Friday night.
VFR conditions are expected Saturday.
NEAR TERM: A few gusts may approach 20 kt in west southwesterly
winds early today. Otherwise, winds and seas are expected to be
below SCA today and tonight.
SHORT TERM: Winds/seas are generally expected to remain below
small craft advisory levels Wednesday through Thursday night,
though seas could begin to approach small craft advisory levels
later Thursday night. Visibilities could be reduced in
showers/thunderstorms Thursday night.