Severe Threat This Afternoon/Evening
BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A warm front will move through the state early today. This will bring some scattered showers, but more importantly will bring a return of the humidity as dew points will be heading for the low to mid 60s for most spots. A cold front will follow the warm front and will bring the chance of showers & storms this afternoon and evening. A few stronger to even severe storms will be possible. What will lower our severe threat will be if our highs remain slightly cooler and if cloud cover is thicker than anticipated and a sea breeze will help to keep a stable airmass in place. Main hazards with any storm that does develop will be heavy rain, damaging wind gusts and even hail. Storms will arrive in the north by about 2 PM and will make their way towards the coast and threat of severe weather should end by 8 PM. Highs will reach the upper 60s to low 70s.
After the cold front clears, another area of high pressure will move in bringing a less humid & drier day for Thursday. There will be a few morning showers before skies do clear and highs will reach the low 70s.
There is a sub-tropical low that will move up the east coast by late week. This looks to stay in the Gulf of Maine, but could bring some choppy waters, dangerous rip currents, breezy conditions and even some showers along the coast on Saturday. By Sunday & into early next week, a quiet weather pattern looks to settle in.
TODAY: More clouds & the humidity returns. Highs will be in the 60s & 70s. A front moves through bringing a chance of showers & storms and even a few severe storms possible. South winds around 10-20 mph.
THURSDAY: A few AM showers near the coast then humidity breaks and sunshine returns. Highs will reach the low to mid 70s.
FRIDAY: Mixture of sun and clouds. Highs in the low to mid 70s.
SATURDAY: Mixture of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 70s. Low will setup in the Gulf of Maine. This could bring a bit of a breeze & some showers along the coast.
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