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Weather Brief Apr 19, 2019

Midcoast Forecast - April 19, 2019 AM

The warm front that moved through Maine on Thursday is now to the north Friday opening the gates to brisk south winds that will pump in warm moist air into Maine. This will lead to overcasts skies with areas of fog and drizzle through the day. These south winds will also usher in mild air raising temperatures to the upper 50s to mid 60s through the day.

Rain chances will increase heading into the weekend as a low pressure system moves north into western New York by Saturday along a stalled cold front pushing the front into New England. This will act as a track for rounds of showers that will move along the front through the region through Saturday and Sunday as it crawls to the east making for a soggy stretch of weather for Easter weekend. Showers will taper off late Sunday as the front begins to push into the Canadian Maritimes. Rainfall totals will range between 1.5" to 2.5" for the Midcoast through this period which will lead to some areas of flooding especially across northern sections of the state where up to 2 feet of snowpack is still on the ground. The combination of moderate to heavy rain, melting snow, and temperatures in the 50s and 60s will lead to this flooding, causing rivers and streams to rise through the weekend and into the early week. Coastal flooding will also be possible during the weekend around the high time with strong onshore winds making for higher seas.

The early part of next week is still in question with the possibility of another disturbance riding north along our departing front leading to more showers on Monday. Our weather will stay active into the mid to late week with additional systems moving in from the west with more rounds of rain showers.

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