Severe storms with Rain is Expected in Maine
Some much-needed rain, along with the possibility of severe thunderstorms, is on the way as a storm system moves into the Northeast on Monday and Monday night. Tornadoes are probable, especially in New Hampshire, although heavy rain and severe winds are the main hazards associated with this series of storms. Scattered showers and storms are expected to persist throughout the night, but the best chance for severe weather is in the afternoon and evening.
Flash flooding is probable if rain rates reach 1 inch per hour. Roadways and low-lying areas are expected to become flooded.
Rainfall amounts of 0.75–1 inch are forecasted for the coast, 1–1.5 inches for the foothills, and 1.5–2 inches for the mountains. While this probably will not be enough to end the drought, it should help.
While more storms are possible for some of Maine on Tuesday, they should not be as broad or as powerful as they were on Monday. Highs in the upper 80s and increased humidity are Tuesday’s big news for much of Maine.