Much of Maine Could See Strong Thunderstorms This Weekend
Forecasters are putting out an early warning of strong thunderstorms this weekend.
The National Weather Service is warning of the possibility of severe weather this weekend. The NWS Storm Prediction Center has placed much of Maine in a "Marginal Risk" for severe weather. Forecasters say "There is uncertainty regarding the amount of energy (instability) for thunderstorms and the timing of a cold front. Stay tuned to future outlooks for possible changes."
The rest of the work week features sunshine, and comfortable temps.
Severe weather in Downeast areas of Maine had already packed a punch this season. Last week, strong thunderstorms washed out numerous roads throughout Hancock and Washington counties.
In Acadia National Park, the storms washed out the delicate Carriage Roads throughout the park. Many are closed, and will remain closed for months. The National Park Service says "It may take two months to stabilize and repair damage to historic carriage roads from a severe storm June 9. All culverts and drainages were overwhelmed. Three layers of road were removed at multiple locations." All bike trials on ANP Schoodic Peninsula are closed.
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