Forecast Models Are Threatening a Whopping Amount of Rain for Maine This Weekend
When it comes to dangerous or threatening weather in Maine, it almost exclusively is tied to nor'easters. Whether those large storms bring an overwhelming amount of snow and ice or powerful winds that leave many homes in Maine without power, nor'easters are usually the only major weather issue Mainers are faced with. This is why the forecast models for this weekend have started to raise some red flags amongst local meteorologists.
Shared on Twitter by Keith Carson, the EURO model is predicting an insane amount of rainfall of a large portion of the state from Sunday into Monday. In some cases, the EURO is predicting nearly 9 inches of rain to fall in some towns and cities in less than 24 hours. If this model's prediction is true, it will likely to lead to some serious flooding repercussions.
Many times in weather forecasting, one model can be way off in left field with others predicting something far less. Unfortunately, the NAM model seems to be echoing what the EURO model is: a ton of rain in a short amount of time with the possibility of serious flooding concerns.
If you're looking for one model that isn't going wild, it's the GFS. The GFS isn't predicting nearly the amount of rain that the EURO and NAM are, with most of the heavy stuff staying off the coast of Maine. This would be a best case scenario. A clearer idea of which places in Maine may see substantial rainfall this weekend should happen within the next 48 hours.