WARM AGAIN WEDNESDAY
Skies will be brightest during the morning hours today. Temperatures should make a run at the low 80s which is about five degrees warmer than normal. It seems only appropriate to end August and the final day of meteorological summer with warmer than normal temperatures. Both the month and the summer season will go down as hottest on record at the Portland Jetport. A weak disturbance will bring increasing chance for afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms. The chance for showers will linger into Thursday with more clouds than sun. Friday is looking brighter and seasonable with highs staying in the 70s. Both Saturday and Sunday are looking delightful here in the northeast with plenty of sun and slightly cooler than normal temperatures. Expect chilly night time temperatures with comfortable daytime highs. There are questions in the forecast around the time of Labor Day. Some forecast model guidance is now suggesting TD 9 (soon to be Hermine) will track farther west than earlier anticipated. Something to keep an eye on in the coming days. Stay tuned.
We're still watching three storms in the tropical Atlantic. Hurricane Gaston remains a category 2 hurricane in the open Atlantic and that storm is no threat to the East Coast of the United States. Both Tropical Depression 8 and Tropical Depression 9 are expected to get a name over the next 24 hrs. Tropical Depression 9 (soon to be Hermine) may track close to New England Monday and Tuesday as an Extra Tropical Low. You can track the storms from home using the CBS 13 interactive hurricane tracker here.
WEDNESDAY: Thickening clouds. Chance for late day showers. Slight risk for a t-storm. Warm with highs 80 to 85. SW winds 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with the chance for showers. Lows in the 60s.
THURSDAY: More clouds than sun with the chance for showers. Not as warm with highs staying in the 70s.
Today's Record Temperatures