An 'eye to the sky' day
The Storm Prediction Center has indicated a level 1 - marginal risk for severe storms for southern, central and eastern areas of Maine through this evening. Please make sure you are able to get alerts and take appropriate action to seek cover in case of thunderstorm activity.
A strong cold front will drop to the southeast across the state this afternoon. With the unstable air of dew points in the 60s and temperatures in 70s & 80s with cool air moving in aloft, the result of that is thunderstorms. While the risk for severe storms is isolated, any that do form may contain frequent lightning, damaging wind in excess of 55 mph, localized flash flooding from downpours, along with hail. A
The storm threat decreases this evening after sunset as the atmosphere stabilizes and surface temperatures cool.
As the front moves offshore, it will take the humidity along with it. Dew points will fall into the 40s by Sunday morning. Overnight lows fall back into the 40s north & mountains to the 50s for the coastal plain.
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