Flash flood watch issued for inland ME on Monday

A line of intense thunderstorms will push through the area this afternoon, bringing the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.

Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds 70 miles per hour or greater and large hail exceeding 1 inch in diameter are possible during the afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service says. This will result in the potential for flash flooding, especially in urban and poor-drainage areas. With the threat of severe weather, today remains a First Warning Weather Day.

While heavy rain was moving out of the area as of late Saturday night, standing water on roadways was expected to remain an issue through this morning, according to NWS meteorologist Chris Miller.

A NWS flash flood watch issued Monday covered most of MA and northern CT.

Residents should be prepared for damaging winds, flash flooding, and frequent lightning.

A flash flood watch is also in effect for 3 to 9 p.m. for the entire Baltimore and Washington metro areas.

By Monday evening the activity should start to die down and be out of here by Tuesday morning, taking the humidity with it.

The storm and flood watches are in effect for an area from the northern Capital Region south to New York City, including parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and CT.

Along the Shore, it'll be a bit cooler - in the low 80s on Monday.

We have a chance for some wild weather later Monday the risk of severe thunderstorms, strong winds and up to 2 inches of rain.

Storms will continue to produce heavy rain for at least an hour, until after 6 p.m.

Showers and storms will continue to increase in coverage and move through the rest of central NY between 4 pm and 9 pm. Atmosphere conditions have to be "just right" for a thunderstorm to spawn a tornado, and Monday's severe weather parameters will be close.

The forecast called for mostly sunny skies Wednesday and Thursday with a high of 80 to 82 degrees, and partly sunny skies Friday with a high near 83.

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