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Weather Brief Oct 18, 2018

Midcoast Forecast - October 18, 2018

The coldest air so far this season is spilling into the Midcoast along strong northwest winds in the wake of a cold front that passed through the region late Wednesday. Wind gusts have ranged between 30mph to 40mph with sustained winds between 15mph and 25mph. A Gale Warning is in effect through Thursday with seas building near 7 feet offshore. The strong winds once again have taken down some trees and branches resulting in scattered power outages and is being blamed for an accident in Warren that sent one man to the hospital. Winds will gradually subside late in the day and into Thursday night. With the cold air moving in, temperatures have been held to the 40s Thursday afternoon despite sunny skies with wind chill values in the 30s. Lows will dip down into the 20s for many locations during the overnight and into early Friday morning resulting in a hard freeze.

High pressure will build in from the south and west on Friday continuing the sunshine then shift east helping to push a warm front through the region. This will allow temperatures to climb back into the 50s. Another cold front will move in from the west on Saturday, increasing clouds and providing some spotty rain. Temperatures will continue to warm ahead of this front nearing 60 for the afternoon. Cold air will rush in again along strong winds heading into Sunday dropping highs back into the 40s and 50s with cool air holding into early next week.

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