Severe Thunderstorms Likely For Central Maine Today
Would it really be summer without some really good thunderstorms? The short answer, of course, is 'no'. Well, it looks like we may be in some serious luck for a good old fashioned thunder-boomer today.
Warm air, humidity and low pressure will be joining together today to make the atmosphere over Maine prone to developing storms. Those storms, most likely, will be thunderstorms. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Central Maine will be the most susceptible for these storms after noontime and through the evening hours. So take it easy on the drive home because these could affect your commute.
Through the morning hours we still hold onto a chance of showers with some patchy fog moving through the area. Daytime highs in Central Maine will hover around the 80 degree mark and the humidity will be up near 99%, so grab a towel! Wondering what the chance of precipitation is? Well, it's going to be around 60% for most of us. I know, those aren't staggering probabilities, however, 60% means that it's more likely than not that we'll see some thunder action today.
Don't like thunderstorms? Maybe you're afraid of them? That's okay, we're not judging you. You might even suffer from a condition called 'Astraphobia'. Astraphobia as defined by Healthline.com is an extreme fear of thunder and lightning. It can affect people of all ages, though it may be more common in children than adults. It’s also seen in animals. Never heard it reffered to as astraphobia before? It goes by other common names as well like tonitrophobia, brontophobia and keraunophobia.
Whether you love thunderstorms or you could simply do without them, it looks like somewhere out there in the vast Central Maine region, we will see some later today. And, if you happen to get any cool pictures or videos of the storm(s), send them our way so we can share them with Moose Nation!