A storm system anticipated to maneuver via the state on Thursday may lead to tornadoes in southern Maine tomorrow.
Most of southwest Maine has been positioned beneath a warmth advisory on Thursday, as warmth and humidity mix to lift the warmth index into the excessive 90s, in keeping with the Nationwide Climate Service’s Grey workplace.
The climate system can also be anticipated to carry severe thunderstorms with excessive winds and hail precipitation, and there may be an elevated menace danger for tornadoes in York County and the southernmost a part of Cumberland County, in keeping with forecasters.
A flood watch has additionally been issued in elements of Oxford, Franklin, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc and York counties, with some areas anticipated to obtain greater than 2 inches of rainfall in an hour. Extreme runoff is anticipated, with potential for flash flooding.
A lot of Maine has seen above-average rainfall this summer time, with current rainfall inflicting flooding that displaced dozens in Lewiston on Tuesday.
Humidity has remained excessive for many of the summer time, pushing up Maine’s warmth index and leading to days that really feel near 100 levels, difficult many temperature information.
Portland not too long ago recorded 28 straight days with lows above 60 levels Fahrenheit, breaking the previous record of 24 days set in August 1988.
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