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Severe thunderstorm watch issued in Maine until 10 p.m. Wednesday

The Maine counties included in this watch have the highest chance at seeing severe weather this afternoon and evening.

MAINE, USA — A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center for parts of Maine and New Hampshire.

The counties included in this watch are Androsoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset, Waldo, and York in Maine.

This watch also includes the entire state of New Hampshire as well as the entire state of Vermont.

The watch will expire at 10 p.m. this evening, when the severe threat has diminished locally.

Watches are issued when conditions are favorable for storms to form and strengthen. Warnings are issued when storms are imminent or occurring, and you should take shelter immediately. 


Credit: NEWS CENTER Maine

A line of storms is forming in the mountains and northwestern Maine, and will move southeast through the rest of the afternoon and evening. Some impacts to the evening commute on I-95 are likely.

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All of the storms will contain heavy rain and lightning. The stronger storms will have the potential to produce damaging wind gusts and some hail. The threat is low, but a brief spin up tornado cannot be ruled out.

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