... Flood Watch now in effect through this afternoon...
The Flood Watch is now in effect for
* portions of east central Maine... north central Maine...
northern Maine... southeast Maine and west central Maine...
including the following areas... in east central Maine...
central Penobscot... northern Penobscot and southern Penobscot.
In north central Maine... central Piscataquis... northern
Piscataquis and southern Piscataquis. In northern Maine...
northeast Aroostook... Northwest Aroostook and southeast
Aroostook. In southeast Maine... central Washington... interior
Hancock and northern Washington. In west central Maine...
* Through this afternoon
* rainfall of 2 to 4 inches has been observed across the area
during the past several days with some higher amounts on the
Washington County coast. Additional rainfall of up to one inch
is possible through this evening.
* Larger, mainstem rivers will continue to see rises from the
additional rainfall but are expected to remain within their
banks. Smaller streams and rivers could reach near bankfull and
possibly spill out of their banks leading to some minor
flooding. Ponding of water on roadways can be expected as well.
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be
alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to
flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding