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Thunderstorms expected in western Maine Sunday afternoon; a few could be strong

A few severe thunderstorms are possible between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. today.

MAINE, USA — Showers and thunderstorms will fire up this afternoon in New Hampshire and western Maine. A few of the storms could become severe with damaging wind gusts and hail, mainly between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

As a general rule: The more sun you see today, the higher your risk for severe weather is.

An onshore breeze and morning clouds/fog in Midcoast and Downeast Maine will limit the storm risk there.

Most of the storms are expected in Oxford, Androscoggin, Cumberland and York counties this afternoon.

More of us will see rain this evening and overnight, but once the sun sets, the severe threat will quickly diminish. Rain showers or weak thunderstorms will stick around into the overnight hours. Low temperatures will be in the 60s.

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The next few days will feature clouds and showers, a big change given the dry pattern we have been in for over a month.

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