Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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686 FXUS61 KCAR 241235 AFDCAR Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Caribou ME 835 AM EDT Sat Jun 24 2017 .SYNOPSIS... A cold front will cross the region today then exit the coast early tonight. Another cold front will begin to cross the region Sunday night into Monday. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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Update... Have updated the forecast to adjust for current conditions, mostly shower chances and temperatures. Have also transitioned the Small Craft Advisory to a Small Craft Advisory for Hazardous Seas and extended the advisory through 8 PM. Previous Discussion... A cold front will slowly cross the region today then exit the Downeast coast early tonight. Showers will be most extensive this morning, with an isolated thunderstorm also possible. Areas of fog will also occur across much of the region this morning, more extensive along the Downeast coast where a Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 9 AM. Shower chances will diminish this afternoon along with decreasing clouds. An isolated shower is possible across northern areas mostly early tonight. Otherwise, expect partly cloudy skies north with mostly clear skies Downeast tonight. High temperatures today will range from the mid to upper 70s north, to the upper 70s to around 80 interior Downeast with mid 70s along the Downeast coast. Low temperatures tonight will range from the mid 50s north, to the mid to upper 50s Downeast.
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&& .SHORT TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... A surface and upper level low pressure system will be approaching from the west Sunday. This system is expected to spread showers across the region during the day. Will also include the chance of thunder during the afternoon with unstable conditions expected. Showers and thunderstorms are also expected Sunday night and Monday as the low pressure system moves across the state then off to the east. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/... Another low pressure system is expected to move across the region Tuesday resulting in showers. A cold front will move across the state Wednesday. The cold front will then stall Wednesday night then move back northward as a warm front Thursday resulting in showers through the period. Showers are expected again Friday as another low pressure system approaches the region from the west. && .AVIATION /13Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... NEAR TERM: IFR/LIFR, with local VLIFR, conditions will occur across the region early this morning. Conditions will improve to MVFR levels later this morning through early afternoon. Generally VFR conditions are then expected across the region later this afternoon through tonight, though occasional MVFR conditions are possible across the north and mountains. SHORT TERM: VFR, with occasional MVFR/IFR, conditions are expected Sunday into Monday. MVFR/IFR conditions are then expected Tuesday into Wednesday. && .MARINE...
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NEAR TERM: Have transitioned the Small Craft Advisory to a Small Craft Advisory for Hazardous Seas and extended the advisory through 8 PM with this update. Visibilities will be significantly reduced in fog today into this evening. Showers are also possible today. SHORT TERM: Have used the NAM for sustained winds then transition to the Super Blend winds Monday evening. For Waves: A long fetch from the Gulf of Maine extending southward Saturday will keep wave heights elevated due to swell on Sunday and Monday. Will use the Nearshore Wave Prediction System for wave grids.
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&& .CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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ME...Dense Fog Advisory until 9 AM EDT this morning for MEZ029-030. MARINE...Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas until 8 PM EDT this evening for ANZ050-051.
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&& $$ Near Term...Norcross Short Term...Mignone Long Term...Mignone Aviation...Norcross/Mignone Marine...Norcross/Mignone

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