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Gusty showers expected this afternoon

A cold front will rip through this afternoon with showers and gusty winds.

MAINE, USA — A powerful cold front will slice through northern New England this afternoon with a line of gusty showers and potential thunderstorms. The action will ramp up after lunch and peak between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Several showers may be briefly intense and include a few claps of thunder. Southwest wind will be increasing through the afternoon and any convection could bring down wind gusts around 40 mph or even slightly higher.

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With the foliage season well underway, leaves will get stripped from trees. A few branches may break leading to isolated power outages as well. I want to stress, this will not be anything like last week's power outage event.

Credit: NCM

The rain will come to an end this evening but the wind will continue to crank away driving in a chilly airmass for the end of the week. Highs only in the mid 50s Thursday and Friday.

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