From our friends at the National Weather Service……
A cold front will approach Maine today and slowly move through the state on Thursday and the 4th of July. Severe weather will be possible today. Gusty winds and heavy rain will be possible with discrete storms and bowing lines of thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight.
More thunderstorms are expected Thursday and the 4th of July. Thunderstorms may “train” in the vicinity of the cold front which could bring localized flash flooding.
Many weather computer models track Hurricane Arthur closer to the Gulf of Maine Friday Night and Saturday. Moisture from Arthur could interact with the cold front mentioned earlier in this e-mail and bring additional rainfall to Hancock and Washington Counties.
Long period swells of up to eight feet will impact the Downeast Maine Coast on Saturday as Arthur passes to our south.