Fat rain drops pound a porch in Fort Kent during a thunderstorm in 2017. Credit: Don Eno / Saint John Valley Times

Scattered thunderstorms could bring severe winds and potential hail to parts of eastern and northern Maine on Thursday.

A hazardous weather outlook has been issued for Penobscot, Piscatiquis, Hancock and Washington counties for Thursday, according to forecasters with the National Weather Service office in Caribou.

Thunderstorms are expected to move across eastern Maine late Wednesday night, continuing into Thursday morning. Scattered storms could bring up to a half an inch of rainfall across eastern Maine, according to forecasters.

Thunderstorms are expected to give way to foggy, rainy conditions on Thursday afternoon, with overcast conditions persisting into Friday morning. With temperatures expected to be in the mid-80s, scattered thunderstorms may move across eastern Maine on Friday evening.

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Scattered storms could bring wind gusts of up to 15 miles per hour, as well as some hail.

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Leela Stockley

Leela Stockley is an alumna of the University of Maine. She was raised in northern Maine, and loves her cat Wesley, her puppy Percy and staying active in the Maine outdoors.