Swift-moving storms swept through the region Tuesday and were expected to usher in nice weather for the next couple of days.

Andrew Pohl, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said the Tuesday evening thunderstorms were at the head of a front coming from Canada that will lower the dew point in the coming days. With the lower humidity will come lower temperatures. Highs are expected to hit the lower 80s Wednesday and only the high 70s on Thursday.

Pohl said that Tuesday’s storms moved through the region at 30 to 35 mph and dropped as much as four-tenths of an inch of rain in a very brief period in some areas. The National Weather Service received reports of tree damage in Somerset, Waldo and Kennebec counties, he said.

At least one house was hit by lightning in Buckfield during the storm, which lasted less than a half-hour. Fire departments were called to a home on Bryant Road for reports of a lightning strike. Attempts to reach the homeowners Tuesday night were unsuccessful.


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