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Severe storms possible Saturday evening

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - High pressure will slide out of the region this morning and a cold front will move in from the west and stall just across the border in Canada. Southerly winds will keep coastal areas cool but heat up western Maine. Severe thunderstorms are possible this evening and tonight across inland areas. The greatest threat for severe storms will be across western Maine where warm temperatures and humid conditions have the greatest chance of creating enough instability for severe storms to develop. Cloud cover and temperature will play a key role in how much instability develops today. The main hazards with any severe storms that initiate are large hail, damaging winds and heavy downpours. An isolated tornado also can’t be ruled out. Thunderstorm severity will decrease as they move closer to the coast.

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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - High pressure will slide out of the region this morning and a cold front will move in from the west and stall just across the border in Canada. Southerly winds will keep coastal areas cool but heat up western Maine. Severe thunderstorms are possible this evening and tonight across inland areas. The greatest threat for severe storms will be across western Maine where warm temperatures and humid conditions have the greatest chance of creating enough instability for severe storms to develop. Cloud cover and temperature will play a key role in how much instability develops today. The main hazards with any severe storms that initiate are large hail, damaging winds and heavy downpours. An isolated tornado also can’t be ruled out. Thunderstorm severity will decrease as they move closer to the coast.

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