Today’s Portland Maine weather conditions, as of 5:16 AM on Saturday, the 25th of May. Today, sunny, with a high near 68. Then later, Tonight, showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1am. Low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Sunday, a chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Then later, Sunday Night, a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Sunrise today will be at 5:07 am and the sun will set at 8:09 pm.
There are 3 local weather hazards at the time of this report. Here are those local weather hazards.
Coastal Hazard Message. Beach hazards statement in effect saturday. A combination of warm temperatures and cold water temperatures will create a dangerous situation this Memorial Day Weekend. Beach hazards statement remains in effect from 8 am Eastern Daylight Time saturday through saturday evening. Timing. From 8 AM Eastern Daylight Time Saturday through Saturday evening. Location. Coastal beaches. Beach Hazard. The warm air temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s may cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water temperatures which are currently only in the mid 40s. Winds. Southerly around 10 mph. Impacts. The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to anyone immersed in the water. Anyone on boats or paddlecraft should use extreme caution to avoid this threat. Precautionary/preparedness actions. A Beach Hazards Statement is issued on days when a significant number of boats and paddlecraft are expected to be out on the water and when warm air temperatures may cause people to underestimate the danger of the cold water. Paddle smart from the start. Always wear your life jacket. Be aware of wind conditions, tides, and localized currents.
Hazardous Weather Outlook. Beach hazards statement in effect from 8 am Eastern Daylight Time this morning through this evening. This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for south central Maine, southwest Maine and southern New Hampshire. Day one. Today and Tonight. Please listen to NOAA Weather Radio or go to weather. gov on the Internet for more information about the following hazards. Beach Hazards Statement. Days two through seven. Sunday through Friday. No hazardous weather is expected at this time. Spotter information statement. Spotter activation is not expected at this time.
Special Weather Statement. National Weather Service Cold Water Safety Message. The warm air temperature in the 70s on Saturday may cause people to underestimate the dangers of the cold water. Water temperatures on lakes and rivers are in the low 50s. The cold water temperatures can quickly cause hypothermia to anyone immersed in the water. According to the Maine Warden Service, when the water temperature is below 60 degrees, the average submerged person could lose dexterity within minutes and be unable to accomplish simple tasks. Anyone on small boats, canoes or kayaks should plan accordingly this weekend and use extreme caution to avoid this threat. Paddle smart from the start and always wear your life jacket!.
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