The Week Ahead: Staying warm ahead of showers and cooler weather

It’s been a gorgeous stretch (if you’re a fan of the warmth) with some record-breaking highs over the weekend. How long does this warm weather last? Here’s what to know for the week ahead.MONDAYThe warm weather continues through the first half of the week, and Monday will be no exception. Highs will be warmer in the Portland area and along the coast compared to Sunday when an onshore flow cooled temperatures into the 50’s. Most spots will climb into the mid and upper 60’s with some 70’s possible back through York county and near Fryeburg. There may be some patchy fog to start, especially along the coastal plain, but any fog or low clouds early will quickly burn off through the morning. This will allow for a bright, sunny and warm afternoon with light wind. Lows Monday night will fall back mainly into the 40’s under clear skies. TUESDAYThis will likely be the warmest day of the week with a better shot at hitting 70 degrees, or at least the upper 60’s. It will also be a sunny day, so take full advantage of this one while we have it. Things start to change the rest of the week. Lows Tuesday night will fall back near 50 degrees with some clouds.WEDNESDAYAn approaching front will bring the opportunity for showers in the middle of the week. Initially, Wednesday looked like the wettest day, but now the timing has slowed down. Wednesday morning should start off dry and we may still see some sun before the clouds take over. It will also still be mild this day with highs in the 60’s. By late Wednesday afternoon and evening, showers will start to move into the area. The mountains or western zones will likely see the showers first as the front approaches. With the timing slowing down, showers now look likely to continue overnight and linger into Thursday. Lows will be mild in the 50’s.THURSDAYThursday will be the transitional day. Rain showers will continue in the morning, and then taper off during the midday or afternoon hours. Rain totals will be around half inch to an inch in spots. Stay tuned this week for updated timing of these showers. This will also begin the cooling trend. Temperatures Thursday will mainly be in the 50’s with highs close to 60 before dropping off behind this front. Lows Thursday night into Friday will plummet back down into the 30’s. FRIDAYFriday will be significantly cooler with highs only in the low 50’s. This will be much more seasonable for this point in November, but certainly a big difference compared to that warm stretch. At this point, models are split in terms of precipitation. For now, a dry solution for Friday, but stay tuned this week as that could change. THE WEEKENDNext weekend also looks cool with highs in the upper 40’s. Saturday looks dry but a system could move in on Sunday and Monday. We’ll have to watch the timing, as this could bring showers and even a wintry mix to snow for some areas early next week.

It’s been a gorgeous stretch (if you’re a fan of the warmth) with some record-breaking highs over the weekend. How long does this warm weather last? Here’s what to know for the week ahead.

MONDAY

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The warm weather continues through the first half of the week, and Monday will be no exception.

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Highs will be warmer in the Portland area and along the coast compared to Sunday when an onshore flow cooled temperatures into the 50’s.

Most spots will climb into the mid and upper 60’s with some 70’s possible back through York county and near Fryeburg.

There may be some patchy fog to start, especially along the coastal plain, but any fog or low clouds early will quickly burn off through the morning. This will allow for a bright, sunny and warm afternoon with light wind.

Lows Monday night will fall back mainly into the 40’s under clear skies.

TUESDAY

This will likely be the warmest day of the week with a better shot at hitting 70 degrees, or at least the upper 60’s.

Tuesday high

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It will also be a sunny day, so take full advantage of this one while we have it. Things start to change the rest of the week.

Lows Tuesday night will fall back near 50 degrees with some clouds.

WEDNESDAY

An approaching front will bring the opportunity for showers in the middle of the week. Initially, Wednesday looked like the wettest day, but now the timing has slowed down.

Wednesday morning should start off dry and we may still see some sun before the clouds take over. It will also still be mild this day with highs in the 60’s.

storm tracker

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By late Wednesday afternoon and evening, showers will start to move into the area. The mountains or western zones will likely see the showers first as the front approaches.

With the timing slowing down, showers now look likely to continue overnight and linger into Thursday. Lows will be mild in the 50’s.

THURSDAY

Thursday will be the transitional day. Rain showers will continue in the morning, and then taper off during the midday or afternoon hours. Rain totals will be around half inch to an inch in spots.

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Stay tuned this week for updated timing of these showers.

This will also begin the cooling trend. Temperatures Thursday will mainly be in the 50’s with highs close to 60 before dropping off behind this front.

Lows Thursday night into Friday will plummet back down into the 30’s.

FRIDAY

Friday will be significantly cooler with highs only in the low 50’s.

Friday highs

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This will be much more seasonable for this point in November, but certainly a big difference compared to that warm stretch.

At this point, models are split in terms of precipitation. For now, a dry solution for Friday, but stay tuned this week as that could change.

THE WEEKEND

Next weekend also looks cool with highs in the upper 40’s. Saturday looks dry but a system could move in on Sunday and Monday. We’ll have to watch the timing, as this could bring showers and even a wintry mix to snow for some areas early next week.