Today will feature morning sunshine turning to afternoon clouds as a cold front approaches from the west. Showers and storms will move into northwestern areas in the next hour or two and they will intensify as they move southeast early this afternoon. Some storms will become strong enough to bring gusty winds and small hail but none are expected to produce any tornadoes. Highs will rise into the upper 70’s in the far north and the midcoast while the remainder of the area sees highs in the low to mid 80’s. Showers and storms will move through earlier in the day than usual and by the time the sun sets a little after 8 PM, we should be seeing quiet weather across the board.