Forecasters are warning of the possibility of strong thunderstorms around the state Tuesday.

The National Weather Service is warning of strong thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon, into the evening. Forecasters say a cold front crossing the state Tuesday afternoon could produce strong to locally severe thunderstorms in the Bangor area and Downeast. Storms may produce damaging wind and torrential downpours.

In addition to storms, the hot and humid conditions continue Tuesday. High temperatures are forecast to reach near 90 in the Bangor area. Downeast and coastal areas have temps forecast in the mid-80's.

Heat index values remain in the 90's for much of central and eastern Maine. According to the NWS, "heat index" is defined as "what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature."

Strong thunderstorms Monday prompted a tornado warning in Penobscot County.

Strong thunderstorms have produced at least one tornado in Maine this year. Earlier this month, a small tornado formed near Hiram in Oxford county.

According to the National Weather Service in Gray, the tornado traveled a distance of approximately 5 miles with estimated winds of 80 MPH. The EF0 twister downed trees and ripped a tin roof off a building before dissipating over the western shore of Peabody Pond.

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