Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 FXUS61 KCAR 010750 AFDCAR AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME 350 AM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015 .SYNOPSIS... HIGH PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE REGION TODAY...THEN MOVE EAST TONIGHT. A COLD FRONT FROM CENTRAL QUEBEC WILL CROSS THE REGION LATER WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...FOLLOWED BY CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE FOR THE LATE WEEK. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... SFC HI PRES FROM QB WILL PROVIDE SUNNY DRY CONDITIONS WITH SFC DWPTS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S BY MIDDAY SPCLY OVR NRN AND ERN PTNS OF THE FA...ALONG WITH LIGHT WINDS. DESPITE BEING A LITTLE COOLER THEN YSTDY...HI TEMPS ACROSS THE REGION WILL STILL BE 3 TO 6 DEG F ABV NORMAL FOR THIS TM OF SEASON. AS THE HI MOVES SE OF THE FA TNGT...A WARM FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION FROM THE WSW OVRNGT...BRINGING INCREASING HUMIDITY BY LATE NGT ALONG WITH PTLY CLDY SKIES. WINDS WHICH INITIALLY BE LGT AND VRBL THIS EVE...WILL INCREASE FROM THE SW LATER TNGT...SPCLY ACROSS NRN/CNTRL PTNS OF THE FA. THIS WILL KEEP OVRNGT LOWS RELATIVELY MILD/WARM FOR THIS TM OF SEASON. && .SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/... A WARM AND HUMID DAY IS ON TAP WEDNESDAY AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. HIGHS WILL BE WELL INTO THE 80S ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA AND IT IS POSSIBLE THAT A 90F READING COULD BE RECORDED TOWARDS BANGOR AND THE LOWER PENOBSCOT VALLEY. DEW POINTS WILL BE IN THE MID 60S...MAKING FOR A SOMEWHAT UNCOMFORTABLE DAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST LATER IN THE DAY...ALONG WITH AN UPPER LEVEL. THIS WILL SET OFF AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN NORTHERN ZONES...MOSTLY IN AROOSTOOK COUNTY. CAPE AND SHEAR VALUES ARE NOT IMPRESSIVE ENOUGH TO WARRANT ANY ENHANCED WORDING AT THIS TIME BUT WINDS AND HEAVY DOWNPOURS WOULD BE THE PRIMARY CONCERNS. CONVECTION WILL QUICKLY DIE OFF IN THE EVENING. THE FRONT IS EXPECTED TO CROSS BANGOR AND DOWN EAST WITHOUT ANY PRECIP. THE COOLER AND LESS HUMID AIR FILTERS IN BEHIND THE FRONT FOR THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT. HIGHS ON THURSDAY WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER 70S IN NORTHERN AROOSTOOK TO LOWER 80S FOR BANGOR AND DOWN EAST. HUMIDITY WILL BE MUCH LOWER. DEW POINTS WILL CONTINUE TO DROP THURSDAY NIGHT TOWARDS THE LOWER 40S. UNDER CLEAR SKIES AND DIMINISHING WINDS...THIS WILL GENERATE A COOL AND CRISP NIGHT WITH LOWS IN THE LOW TO MID 40S IN THE CROWN OF MAINE. BANGOR AND DOWN EAST WILL DROP TOWARDS 50F. && .LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... THE PERIOD STARTS WITH THE COOL CANADIAN AIR MASS IN PLACE. FRIDAY WILL BE A VERY PLEASANT START TO THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND WITH SUNNY SKIES...LOW HUMIDITY AND HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. ANOTHER FAIRLY COOL NIGHT IS FORECAST FRIDAY NIGHT. TEMPERATURES WILL CREEP UPWARD TOWARDS THE UPPER 70S AND LOWER 80S AS THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND PROGRESSES. A POWERFUL UPPER RIDGE BUILDS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WITH STRONG SUBSIDENCE AND LITTLE CLOUD COVER. THE HIGH WEAKENS MONDAY AND MAY ALLOW A FRONTAL SYSTEM TO CREEP SOUTHWARD LATER ON LABOR DAY. HAVE MAINTAINED A CHANCE OF SHOWERS FOR NORTHERN AROOSTOOK MONDAY AFTERNOON...BUT CONFIDENCE IS NOT TOO HIGH WITH REGARD TO THESE SHOWERS. ON THE OTHER HAND...CONFIDENCE IS HIGH IN DRY CONDITIONS PERSISTING THROUGH LABOR DAY FOR BANGOR AND DOWN EAST. && .AVIATION /07Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... NEAR TERM: UNLMTD VFR XPCTD FOR ALL TAF SITES TDY THRU TNGT. SHORT TERM: PREDOMINATELY VFR CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED. PATCHY SHALLOW VALLEY FOG COULD BRIEFLY REDUCE VIS AT SUNRISE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MORNINGS...BUT CHANCES ARE LOW FOR THIS SCENARIO. && .MARINE... NEAR TERM: NO HDLNS XPCTD. WV HTS WILL MSLY BE ARND 2 FT OVR THE OUTER MZS AND ARND 1 FT ALG THE NEAR SHORE WATERS. WW3 WV GUIDANCE WAS SCALED BACK TO 75 PERCENT OVR THE OUTER MZS AND ABOUT 50 PERCENT ALG THE NEAR SHORE. SHORT TERM: FOG WILL BE AN ISSUE WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. NORTH WINDS WILL PICK UP BEHIND A COLD FRONT THURSDAY NIGHT WITH SOME 20 KT GUSTS. && .CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...NONE. MARINE...NONE. && $$ NEAR TERM...VJN SHORT TERM...MCW LONG TERM...MCW AVIATION...VJN/MCW MARINE...VJN/MCW

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