SOME MUCH NEEDED RAIN
Portland is about 5" below normal in rainfall for the summer so far. The good news is for the year we're about normal for rain and melted snow. It's finally looking like beneficial rain will arrive in Southern Maine today. The day will begin with clouds Friday with rain developing mid day and afternoon. It's looking like most communities will pick up a half inch to an inch of rain. Saturday will showcase some improvement. Skies will become partly sunny with only the chance for scattered showers and t-storms. Temperatures will get a boost into the low 80s and you'll likely notice higher humidity returning. Sunday still looks to be the best part of the weekend. Skies look mostly sunny Sunday and Monday. 80s and even low 90s will make an appearance early next week. Based on today's forecast, it's looking like our weather will cooperate for the Partial Solar Eclipse here in Maine. Here's everything you need to know about the Eclipse Monday August 21st.
Charlie Lopresti-Chief Meteorologist
FRIDAY: Cloudy with rain developing . Highs 64 to 70. E to SE winds 5-10 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Rain with areas of fog. Lows in the low 60s.
SATURDAY: Becoming partly sunny. Chance for a shower or t-storm. Humid with highs around 80.
Today's Record Temperatures