Another round of strong thunderstorms are in the forecast, Thursday.
UPDATE: A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued most of Maine, excluding the Downeast area.
After strong storms rumbled through Maine Tuesday and Thursday of last week, more are in the forecast. The National Service in Caribou is warning of the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon. Much of the state is listed in an area of elevated risk of severe weather. The Bangor and Downeast areas are listed at a "Marginal" risk of severe weather.
Forecasters explain the severe thunderstorm outlook category for "Slight" as: "Increased confidence that some storms will contain damaging winds, severe hail, and/or tornado potential."
Damaging strong storms last week produced microbursts. The National Service confirmed numerous microbursts that caused damage in St. Agatha, Woodland and Greenville.
The storms created 60 MPH winds which damaged trees, boats, and docks on the west side of Pelletier Island on Long Lake. You can see the damage above in this drone video.
Lightning crackling through the Bangor area last Thursday produced a structure fire in Newburgh. According to WABI, fire crews responded to a lightning sparked fire around 5 p.m. on Kennebec Road.
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