Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KCAR 191321 AFDCAR Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Caribou ME 921 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017 .SYNOPSIS... A warm front will cross the region today, with a cold front crossing the region tonight. High pressure will build across the region Friday through Saturday. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... 920am Update... Mild, breezy day in store with morning inversions presently quickly burning off as the wind kicks up. Inherited forecast had this all handling and only change for this update was to adjust slightly for present conditions. Previous Discussion... A warm front will cross the region early today, with a cold front approaching northwest areas late. Mostly sunny skies are expected across the forecast area today. South to southwest winds will increase today, with gusts up to around 30 mph expected this afternoon. The cold front will cross the region tonight. Partly cloudy skies along with isolated to scattered showers are expected across northern portions of the forecast area tonight, with mostly clear/partly cloudy skies across the remainder of the region. High temperatures today will generally range from the mid to upper 60s across the forecast area, with local readings around 70. Low temperatures tonight will range from the upper 30s to lower 40s north, to the mid to upper 40s Downeast. && .SHORT TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... Strong high pressure will build in from the southwest Friday and crest across the region Saturday. This system is expected to bring dry conditions over the state through the weekend. && .LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... Strong high pressure will move to the east into the Atlantic Sunday producing a southerly flow across the region. A cold front is expected to approach from the west Monday. The front is then expected to become stationary to the west of New England Tuesday with intense low pressure developing along the front and moving northward into Canada to the west of the region Wednesday. This will produce relatively mild conditions across the state on Wednesday along with showers. && .AVIATION /13Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... NEAR TERM: Occasional MVFR conditions are also possible across northern areas tonight. Otherwise, VFR conditions are expected across the region today through tonight. South to southwest winds will increase today, with gusts up to around 30 mph expected this afternoon. SHORT TERM: Expect VFR conditions Friday through Monday. && .MARINE... NEAR TERM: Winds will increase today along with building seas. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for all the waters this afternoon through tonight. SHORT TERM: Have used the NAM for sustained winds through Saturday then transition to the Super Blend Winds. For Waves: The primary wave system early Friday will be southwest wind wave which will subside Friday Afternoon. Southerly swell is then expected to become the primary wave system Saturday and Sunday. A southerly fetch is then expected to develop across the Gulf of Maine Monday. Will use the Nearshore Wave Prediction System for waves. && .CAR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...None. MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 5 AM EDT Friday for ANZ050>052. && $$ Near Term...Foisy/Norcross Short Term...Mignone Long Term...Mignone Aviation...Foisy/Norcross/Mignone Marine...Foisy/Norcross/Mignone is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.