Residents' thunderstorm photos from Maitland, Rutherford, Tarro

THE sky was showing off on Monday evening, and people of Maitland and surrounds were keen to capture the stunning sight.

Another storm is predicted on Tuesday evening, with an 80 per cent chance of rain.

The Bureau of Meteorology predicts a thunderstorm with gusty winds during the afternoon and evening.

Possible showers are forecast for the rest of the week.

Temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday will likely be significantly cooler than what Maitland has been dealing with recently.

On Wednesday, Maitland is likely to experience a 70 per cent chance of rain, and a maximum temperature of 27 degrees.

On Thursday, there will be a 60 per cent chance of rain, with a maximum temperature of 28.

While the temperature may rise and fall a little over the coming week, it is not likely to reach the scorching heights experienced at the weekend.

At Tuesday afternoon, the highest maximum forecast temperature in the week ahead was Saturday, with a maximum of 37 degrees.

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