Skies cleared on Tuesday, and now we will see a couple days of sunshine and warm temperatures.

Maine is a big state and even the southern part of the region can have a variety of weather. In the overall dry pattern, a shower can still occur but the risk of showers is almost zero at the coast the next couple of days. It will increase Friday and for the weekend.

Highs Wednesday will reach warm levels making it a great beach day. David Epstein

Friday’s predictive radar shows some showers and perhaps thunderstorms developing in the mountains, but not at the coast. Remember, this has been the pattern for much of this summer.

Showers are possible in the mountains late this week. Tropical TIdbits.

Overall, this is good vacation weather. If you want to head to the beach or the lake, the next two days are ideal times to do so. Humidity levels are going to be low, and highs will be perfect for swimming. Water temperatures continue to rise heading toward their seasonal peaks in the coming week or two before falling back next month.

The forecast for the weekend is tricky. High pressure will relinquish its grip somewhat Saturday and Sunday and allow more clouds and the chance of showers to return to the forecast.

There isn’t going to be a big weather system this weekend, but there will be a series of small systems in the general flow. This makes the timing of the showers – if they occur at all – very difficult to predict.

The bottom line is the weekend will feature more clouds and the risk of showers. I would say Saturday appears to have a greater chance of precipitation, while Sunday may stay dry. More on this as we get closer to the weekend.

One thing that is still clear, I don’t see any major rain in sight. That is not good for farmers and backyard gardeners. The drought in northern and eastern Maine continues to expand and unless something changes in the coming weeks will likely last into fall.

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