The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, in effect through 7 p.m. Thursday, May 28. The Watch area includes Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties, as well as the rest of the state and a good deal of New England.

There is a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall.  Showers and thunderstorms are likely in the evening. Some thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall.

Strong thunderstorms with gusty winds are possible again Saturday afternoon and evening, May 30.