I'm tempted to just write about Sandy here, since that is what everyone has been asking me about today. But what about our weekend weather here in the great state of Maine, folks? After all, it's the last weekend of October....and it's going to be great! (mostly)
We do have a frontal boundary showing-up to our west, but it appears that front is going to stay to our west tonight and through the weekend, so look for a mix of clouds and sun for Saturday and Sunday, with both days starting as today did, with some overcast conditions early, with sunshine eventually developing. Temperatures will range in the upper 50s to low 60s on Saturday, with cooler readings anticipated for Sunday.
Now...on to Sandy.
No major change in thinking from yesterday; it appears Sandy will move along the eastern seaboard for the next few days, eventually making landfall right around New Jersey. If that is indeed the case, we should expect some rain late Monday, with steady rain and blustery winds expected through Tuesday and into Wednesday. With this scenario, wind gusts will exceed 30 to 40 mph with some scattered power outages possible, but the more severe conditions would stay to our south. However....
As Keith had been explaining earlier this afternoon, there are some projections (computer model stuff) indicating that the storm could make landfall closer to New York City or even Southern New England. If this is the case, then we would experience some significant stormy conditions, including flooding rains, damaging winds and widespread power outages. Folks may tire of us saying this, but it is absolutely true: It all depends on the exact track of the storm. Since there remains some variability in the guidance we use for predictions, make sure to check-in with us often through the weekend for updates. In the meantime, enjoy the weekend!