Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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000 FXUS61 KCAR 301022 AFDCAR Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Caribou ME 622 AM EDT SAT JUL 30 2016 .SYNOPSIS... High pressure will build across the region today through Sunday. Low pressure will track south of the region Monday through Tuesday. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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6:25 AM Update...removed fog from over the land as a light northerly gradient has allowed fog to lift. Also added a few more clouds in far northwestern areas where some patchy mid level clouds have moved in. also raised temps early this morning Downeast. A weak northerly gradient should clear out any lingering fog early this morning. High pressure will build in from the northwest today. The day will then turn out sunny to partly cloudy with some cumulus clouds across the north and a few high clouds, mainly Downeast. This will be followed by a mostly clear and tranquil night tonight.
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&& .SHORT TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... Low pressure will be located across the Mid Atlantic region Sunday, with high pressure across Maine. Expect mostly sunny skies across northern areas Sunday, with mostly/partly sunny skies Downeast. The low will move east Sunday night with a trof extending north across New England. Cloud cover will increase across the region Sunday night. High pressure will slow the advance of showers across the region. However, showers could reach western and Downeast portions of the forecast area Sunday night. Showers will expand across the entire forecast area Monday with the surface trof and an approaching upper level trof. A chance of showers will persist across the region Monday night with the upper trof starting to cross the region. Temperatures will be at near normal levels Sunday. Near normal, to slightly below normal, level temperatures are expected Monday. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/... Unsettled conditions with a chance of showers will persist across the forecast area Tuesday while the upper trof crosses the region. A series of upper level disturbances will cross the region Wednesday/Thursday with a chance of showers and thunderstorms across the forecast area, particularly northern areas. A cold front will then approach Friday with a chance of showers/thunderstorms across the entire forecast area. Temperatures should be at near normal, to slightly above normal, levels Tuesday through Friday. && .AVIATION /12Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... NEAR TERM: Any fog early this morning will dissipate. VFR conditions are then expected today and tonight with the possible localized exceptions of some valley fog in a few low lying sites late tonight. SHORT TERM: Generally expect VFR conditions across the region Sunday through Sunday night, though MVFR conditions could begin to develop later Sunday night. Occasional MVFR/IFR conditions are possible across the region Monday, with occasional MVFR conditions Tuesday. Occasional MVFR conditions are possible Wednesday, mostly across northern areas. && .MARINE... NEAR TERM: Fog will dissipate this morning as the front pushes offshore. Winds and seas will be below SCA today and tonight as high pressure builds in from the northwest. SHORT TERM: Winds/seas are expected to remain below small craft advisory levels Sunday through Monday night. Visibilities could be reduced in showers later Sunday night into Monday night. && .CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...None. MARINE...None. && $$ Near Term...Bloomer Short Term...Norcross Long Term...Norcross Aviation...Bloomer/Norcross Marine...Bloomer/Norcross is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.