Would you believe that normal temperatures for this time of year are a high of 37°F and a low of 18°F? It’s hard to imagine since we have been consistently 10-20°F above normal for many days this fall, but changes are coming as we look ahead to a very active weather week.
Monday is going to begin with cloudy skies and drizzle moving into the area, with northerly zones seeing it first, then moving to southern locations as the day progresses. Extreme northern locations such as Carroll and Coos counties, as well as northern Maine, may see freezing rain throughout the day, so beware of slick spots on the roads. Temperatures in the southern part of the state will reach the upper 40’s and the drizzle will change over to rain in the afternoon and evening hours. Overnight, the rain will be heavy at times, and temperatures will be falling only into the low 40’s.
Tuesday, the rain will be moving out of the area in the morning, revealing mostly cloudy skies and bringing windy conditions, especially near the seacoast where winds could gust to 35 mph on Tuesday afternoon. Highs will be in the low 50’s. Temperatures will fall to the low to mid 30’s overnight. Dry northerly winds will bring cool and sunny weather to the area on Wednesday with highs in the low to mid 40’s. Overnight, temperatures will fall into the low 30’s.
The second storm of the week moves into the area from the southwest on Thursday, increasing temperatures into the upper 40’s and lower 50’s. Rain will begin during the day and continue overnight and into Friday, where we will see highs in the 40’s once again; still about 10 degrees above normal!
The weekend brings temperatures back to where they should be this time of year, seeing the upper 30’s and lower 40’s for most of the state, but it’s going to feel chillier than it actually is due do crisp, cool northerly winds and how used to the warmer weather we have all become this fall. We may even see snow flurries this weekend as temperatures return to where they should be this time of year.
I know I have been enjoying the warm fall, but I’m secretly wishing for a white Christmas. We have 11 days to go. Do you think we will see snow between now and then?