Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS61 KCAR 241029
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Caribou ME
629 AM EDT WED AUG 24 2016
High pressure will remain to the south through Thursday. A
disturbance will cross the region Thursday. A cold front will
cross the region Friday.
.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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from remnant moisture from the warm frontal boundary that has
lifted across the area. Downeast is mostly clear but a bit hazy.
Forecast remains on track for a warm and increasingly humid day
Southwesterly winds circulating around high pressure to our south
will bring a warm day today with a mostly sky Downeast and partial
cloudiness across the north. Moisture along a warm frontal boundary
across far northern areas may bring a stray shower to the St. John
valley today. Otherwise, rainfree weather is expected with
increasing humidity. Tonight will be mostly clear and warm as the
high to our south remains in control. There may be some patchy
fog late at night as humid air continues to circulate over the
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.SHORT TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
Low pressure tracking northwest of Maine will draw a cold front
across Quebec province Thursday. An upper level disturbance will
cross the region in advance of the front Thursday. The disturbance
will bring increasing clouds along with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms to mostly northern areas. Central/Downeast areas
could have the slight chance of an afternoon shower/thunderstorm
Thursday. The cold front will approach northwest Maine Thursday
night with a chance of showers/thunderstorms across the forecast
area in advance of the front. The cold front then crosses the
region Friday with a chance of showers/thunderstorms, though rain
totals and placement are still uncertain. The cold front exits
early Friday night, with high pressure building east toward the
region later Friday night. Could still have the slight chance of a
shower Friday evening, with decreasing clouds overnight.
Temperatures will be at above normal levels Thursday/Friday.
.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
High pressure will cross the region Saturday through Sunday with
partly cloudy/mostly clear skies. High pressure then exits to the
east Sunday night, while low pressure approaches from the west.
Cloud cover increases Sunday night with a chance of showers
mostly late. The low crosses the region Monday with a chance of
showers/thunderstorms. High pressure should then build across the
region Tuesday. Temperatures should be at near normal levels
Saturday through Tuesday.
.AVIATION /12Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
NEAR TERM: VFR conditions are expected across the area today and
SHORT TERM: Variable conditions, generally ranging from VFR to
IFR, will occur with any showers or thunderstorms Thursday through
Friday. VFR conditions are then expected Friday night into
Sunday, with MVFR conditions possible later Sunday night.
NEAR TERM: Wind gusts will approach 20 kt in southwesterly winds
this afternoon into tonight. Otherwise, winds and seas are
expected to remain below SCA today and tonight.
SHORT TERM: Conditions are expected to remain below small craft
advisory levels Thursday. Small craft advisory level seas are
then possible across much of the waters, with the exception of the
intracoastal waters, Thursday night into Friday night.
Visibilities could be reduced in patchy fog Thursday night into
Friday, along with a chance of showers/thunderstorms Friday.