Storms in Maine expected to bring damaging winds, heavy rain to Maine
PORTLAND (WGME) — You’re probably noticing the warm and muggy air out there Monday afternoon, this will provide fuel for storms Monday evening.
As an area of low pressure moves into Maine Monday afternoon, the threat for strong storms will develop across western Maine and New Hampshire heading into the afternoon and evening.
Timing looks to be from around 3 p.m. until 9 p.m..
The main threats will be damaging winds and heavy rain, but a brief tornado can’t be ruled out. The highest chance of a tornado will be across southern New Hampshire.
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With recent very dry conditions, the ground is baked hard in many places. Monday night will bring rain of an intensity and amount not seen for several weeks.
With heavy tropical downpours falling onto hard, dry ground, the ground will have a hard time absorbing that water, so brief flooding is possible as heavy rain moves through Monday night.
Mountain valleys in Maine and New Hampshire have the best chance at seeing flooding.
Showers and storms will wane late Monday night, ahead of a drier and hotter Tuesday. There will once again be a low end threat for severe weather on Tuesday, mainly over the northern Maine, with damaging winds and hail the main threats.
Coastal and inland towns should avoid any storms Tuesday, remaining dry and hot.