Our transition from November and into December will be a turbulent one as a strong storm system moves into the region. Broad low pressure located over the Mid Atlantic Monday afternoon is pushing a swath of rain into Maine with showers continuing through Monday night and much of Tuesday as the storm stalls to our west over New York state. Rainfall will taper off through late Tuesday afternoon and overnight with widespread totals of 1.5″ to 2.5″ likely with locally higher amounts. Along with the rain, wind will be strong at times Monday night with gusts up near 50mph possible along the coast, less inland. This may result in scattered power outages during this time. The onshore flow will gradually build seas overnight and into Tuesday with waves of 10 to 15 feet off shore and up to 10 feet for Penobscot Bay.
Skies will begin to clear on Wednesday as our storm drifts off to the north with mostly sunny conditions back by Thursday with highs dipping from the 50s during the early week, down into the 40s. We’ll see a mix of sun and clouds on Friday and through the weekend with highs holding in the 40s.