The National Weather Service in Caribou issued this special weather statement this afternoon:

NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS-
CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-INTERIOR HANCOCK-
SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MILLINOCKET...EAST MILLINOCKET...
PATTEN...MEDWAY...HOULTON...HODGDON...SHERMAN...SMYRNA MILLS...
GREENVILLE...MONSON...BLANCHARD...LINCOLN...HOWLAND...
SPRINGFIELD...BANGOR...BREWER...ORONO...OLD TOWN...AMHERST...
AURORA...DEDHAM...EASTBROOK...GREAT POND...ORLAND...
DOVER-FOXCROFT...MILO...GUILFORD...DANFORTH...VANCEBORO...
TOPSFIELD
1214 PM EDT SAT JUL 20 2013

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING...

STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE
AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. GUSTY WINDS...VERY HEAVY RAINFALL
AND DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. IF THREATENING WEATHER
APPROACHES YOUR AREA, TAKE COVER IN A SHELTER OR BUILDING. STRONG
THUNDERSTORMS CAN BECOME SEVERE, PRODUCING HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS,
DEADLY LIGHTNING, AND VERY HEAVY RAINFALL.