Intra Coastal Waters from Schoodic Point ME to Stonington ME Marine Forecast
|Tonight...Nw Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Gusts Up To 25 Kt Early This Evening. Seas 1 To 2 Ft.|
|Sun...Nw Winds 10 To 15 Kt, Becoming W In The Afternoon. Gusts Up To 20 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft.|
|Sun Night...Sw Winds 10 To 15 Kt With A Few Gusts Up To 25 Kt Early, Diminishing To 5 To 10 Kt After Midnight. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. A Chance Of Showers After Midnight With Vsby 1 To 3 Nm.|
|Mon...Se Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas 1 To 2 Ft. Rain. Vsby 1 To 3 Nm.|
|Mon Night...S Winds 5 To 10 Kt. Seas Around 2 Ft. A Chance Of Rain. Vsby 1 To 3 Nm.|
|Tue...Sw Winds Around 10 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. A Chance Of Rain. Vsby 1 To 3 Nm.|
|Tue Night...W Winds Around 10 Kt, Becoming Nw 10 To 15 Kt With Gusts Up To 20 Kt After Midnight. Seas 2 To 3 Ft. A Chance Of Rain. Vsby 1 To 3 Nm.|
|Wed...Nw Winds 10 To 15 Kt. Seas 2 To 3 Ft, Subsiding To 1 To 2 Ft. A Chance Of Showers In The Morning With Vsby 1 To 3 Nm.|
|Thu...W Winds Around 10 Kt, Increasing To 10 To 15 Kt In The Evening, Then Diminishing To Around 10 Kt After Midnight. Seas 1 To 2 Ft.|
| Area Forecast Discussion|
National Weather Service Caribou ME
622pm EDT Sat May 8 2021
Low pressure will track north across eastern Nova Scotia tonight then exit across the Maritimes Sunday. Low pressure will track across the southern Gulf of Maine Monday. Another low will cross the region Tuesday, then exit across the Maritimes Wednesday. High pressure will build toward the region Thursday.
Near Term - Through Sunday
6:22pm Update: Mostly cloudy across the FA with a few breaks in the clouds this evening, especially from Bangor and points to the west. A little bit of very light rain or drizzle is possible tonight along and near the eastern Maine/New Brunswick border which is the area closest to a strong area of low pressure passing through the maritimes. The ongoing forecast has a good handle on the situation, and other than minor tweaks based on the current observations and radar trends no changes are planned at this time.
Previous discussion: A strong area of low pressure well to our east will be lifting north toward eastern Nova Scotia tonight. We will be on the western fringe of this system which will keep the sky mostly cloudy tonight. A bit of light rain may back into far eastern areas, especially eastern Washington County tonight. Otherwise, most of the rain from the low should remain to our east. The gradient around this low will result in a breezy night with a north northwesterly wind continuing. Low pressure will continue north into the eastern Gulf of St. Lawrence on Sunday. This will put us between the Maritime low to our northeast and a new small low approaching southern New England. A corridor of dry air between these systems will allow partial clearing Sunday with a bit more sunshine Downeast than across the north. The partial sunshine on Sunday should boost temperatures to near normal approaching 60 over the north and the low to mid 60s Downeast.
Short Term - Sunday Night Through Tuesday
Low pressure will track from the Mid-Atlantic region toward southern New England Sunday night. Expect partly cloudy skies early Sunday night, with increasing clouds overnight. Rain chances also begin to increase overnight, particularly across Downeast areas. The low tracks across the southern Gulf of Maine Monday with a trough extending back northwest across the forecast area. Expect rain across the region Monday. The better chances of rain early Monday will occur Downeast, then decrease during the afternoon. Across northern areas, expect lesser rain chances early Monday with better rain chances during the afternoon. The low exits southeast of Nova Scotia Monday night, with trough.ing still persisting back across the region keeping rain across the forecast area with the better chances across northern areas. Rain chances should begin to increase later Monday night in advance of an approaching upper low. The approaching upper low will help support the development of a weak surface low across the region Tuesday, with rain persisting. Temperatures will be at near normal levels Monday, with below normal level temperatures Tuesday.
Long Term - Tuesday Night Through Saturday
The surface/upper low will exit across the Maritimes Tuesday night through Wednesday. Rain will taper to rain showers Tuesday night, possibly mixed with snow showers late across northwest areas. A disturbance moving around the exiting upper low will cross the region Wednesday with a chance of showers. Another upper disturbance/surface trough could cross the region Thursday with the slight chance of a rain shower mostly across northern areas. Other difficult to time disturbances are possible Friday and Saturday which could keep a chance of rain showers across the region. Slightly below normal level temperatures are expected Wednesday. Near normal, to slightly above normal, level temperatures are expected Thursday through Saturday.
Near Term: The small craft advisory remains in effect for the waters south of Washington County this evening. This area remains under the slightly stronger pressure gradient around low pressure in the maritimes. A small craft advisory could be needed again Sunday.
Short Term: A few gusts up to 25 knots are possible Sunday evening. Otherwise, winds/seas are expected to be below small craft advisory levels Sunday night through Tuesday. Visibilities reduced at times in rain later Sunday night into Tuesday.
NOAA Caribou ME Office - Watches - Warnings - Advisories
Small Craft Advisory until 11pm EDT this evening for ANZ050.