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Large ocean storm threatens our weekend

We've had a string of beautiful weekends, but that streak may end this weekend.

PORTLAND, Maine — We've been incredibly lucky lately with our weekend weather, but that luck may run out this weekend as a large ocean storm migrates up the East Coast and threatens Northern New England with rain.

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In the short term, high pressure will anchor over Maine, keeping us dry and protecting us from drenching rain through parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Southern New England. Some of the modeled rain amounts are pushing four inches through Friday morning!  

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But the pattern starts breaking down late in the workweek as the high shifts east essentially opening up the gates for rain to move north into Maine and New Hampshire.

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There may end up being a pretty good fetch off the Atlantic Ocean. Sub-tropical air gets pushed into the coast and rain amounts may eclipse an inch over the weekend.

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We are still several days away, leaving room for the storm to adjust and the forecast to improve.  Keep your fingers crossed!

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