Strong Thunderstorms Possible For Bangor Area Wednesday
Forecasters are warning of strong thunderstorms mid-week.
The National Weather Service is warning of the possibility of severe weather Wednesday. The NWS Storm Prediction Center has placed much of Maine in a "Slight Risk" for severe weather. Forecasters say "The main threat with these storms, which look to develop after 2pm tomorrow, will be damaging winds and heavy rainfall."
Forecasters say the warm and humid weather pattern will continue for the remainder of the week, with additional chances of showers and thunderstorms later this week. The good news -- the weather is looking good for the Fourth of July. In the Bangor area, partly sunny skies are in the forecast, with the chance of showers, and highs near 80.
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Severe weather in Downeast areas of Maine had already packed a punch this season. Earlier this month, strong thunderstorms washed out numerous roads throughout Hancock and Washington counties. The storms also washed out many of the bike paths in Acadia National Park and on Schoodic Peninsula.
Progress has been made on the trails throughout Schoodic Peninsula. The National Park Service announced on June 23 that "About half of the bike paths on the Schoodic Peninsula have reopened following repairs." In Acadia National Park, the Eagle Lake Carriage Road will likely remain closed into September. Access will be limited for both hikers and bikers while repairs are made. Individual sections of the road may reopen as they become accessible.