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Strong storms expected statewide on Friday

The threat of thunderstorms will run high early this afternoon, as a cold front marches through the state.
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PORTLAND, Maine — We are in the warm season and with it comes thunderstorms. The threat will run pretty high early this afternoon, as a cold front marches through the state. 

A little sunshine will develop later this morning spiking temps and humidity. The front will provide lift and a broken line of storms will initiate.

 A lot of thunderstorm outbreaks are late in the day for Maine, but this round has an earlier focus.

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By late morning, storms will reach the Western Maine Mountains. Lightning and heavy rain are likely.

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That line will work through the foothills and into central Maine around noon. They'll encounter a little sun, adding some fuel to them. Healthy updrafts may form and more potent cells are possible, capable of damaging wind gusts.

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The strong storm threat will shift off the coast and east into Canada by late afternoon, setting up a pretty sweet Friday evening. I hope you get to enjoy it.

Todd - Follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/todd_gutner/.

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