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Weather Brief Apr 19, 2019

Midcoast Forecast - April 19, 2019 PM

The warm front that moved through Maine on Thursday and brought a round of rain is now to the north making for a mostly cloudy and warmer day with highs climbing into the upper 50s to mid 60s. We'll see the return of rain heading into the weekend as we set up for a soggy stretch of weather.

A low pressure system will move north into western New York by Saturday along a stalled cold front pushing the front into New England. This will act as a track for rounds of showers that will move along the front through the region through Saturday and Sunday as it crawls to the east making for a soggy stretch of weather for Easter weekend. Showers will taper off late Sunday as the front begins to push into the Canadian Maritimes. Rainfall totals will range between 0.5" to 1.5" for the Midcoast through this period which will lead to some areas of flooding especially across northern sections of the state where up to 2 feet of snowpack is still on the ground and higher totals are expected with rain of 1.5" to 2.5". The combination of moderate to heavy rain, melting snow, and temperatures in the 50s and 60s will lead to this flooding, causing rivers and streams to rise through the weekend and into the early week. Coastal flooding will also be possible during the weekend around the high time with strong onshore winds making for higher seas.

Another area of low pressure will move north along the stalled frontal boundary on Monday producing continued rounds of rain showers for the early week that will last into early Tuesday. Our weather pattern will remain wet and active with more rounds of showers on Wednesday and again during the late week that will continue to bring flooding concerns. Temperatures will remain fairy steady with highs in the 50s through the upcoming week.

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