Forecast: After Some Damp Days, A Dry Pattern Begins

Low pressure will bring snow to northern Maine, but just some wind here today.

After three rather damp, dreary and chilly days, Thursday features more in the way of sunshine and slightly warmer than average temperatures.

This new dry pattern is going to continue for a quite a while with mild temperatures. While it might seem like it's been rather wet lately, we are still running nearly 10 inches below average in terms of rainfall and this year could end up in the top 10 driest since records began back in in the late 1800s.

As high pressure moves past New England it will turn a bit milder for the second part of the weekend. Highs on Sunday might reach the lower 50s for most of the region and mid-50s isn't out of the question.

Decembers with El Niño present are typically much milder than average, especially the first three weeks and it's appearing that this is going to be the case this month. Winter will arrive, but likely late. Enjoy the mild stuff while it's here.

Thursday: Sun and clouds, blustery. Highs in the upper 40s.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 45.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high 45 to 50.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 50-55.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

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