Unseasonably warm and humid throughout the holiday weekend

Tuesday, a 60 percent chance of rain, with a chance of afternoon storms. Fal like weather will not return until the middle of next week.

NEXT WEEK: Rain chances will continue Monday through Wednesday on the backside of "Nate". Low around 67. Chance of rain is 90 percent.

We need more rain and early next week we'll likely get some in buckets.

Warm and more humid; becoming cloudy with a shower toward dawn.

By the time it reaches the NE, it'll be a remnant low...bringing rain to parts of New England.

With the eastern sun shining through the downtown Portland office window, it's fairly hard to read what's on the computer screen: "Showers likely, mainly after noon".

SATURDAY NIGHT: Rain showers will be possible, with a low of 65 degrees.

But on this last excessively sunny and slightly unbearably warm day, let's take a second to bask in our collective recent memories of evening runs, morning walks and the general stretch of wonderful outdoor activity inducing weather we've enjoyed over the past 24 days. Highs will be near 80. High temperatures will rise into the upper 70s to near 80 degrees. Highs will end up in the mid 70s on Monday. The current ocean water temperature is around 70, so expect highs just shy of 70 on Thursday. On the forecast track, the center of Nate will move across the central and northern Gulf of Mexico today and will make landfall along the central U.S. Gulf coast tonight.

For the second half of the work week a high will slide over the southeast from Texas causing summer-like conditions to stick around a little longer and keep the cooler air locked to the north. For now, we are forecasting periods of rain with highs only in the 60s. The air will remain unseasonably mild with highs in the 70s.

  • Rogelio Becker