Impact Weather: Heavy tropical rains to hit Maine this weekend, flooding a concern

The National Hurricane Center announced Thursday evening that Tropical Storm Fay has formed off the coast of North Carolina.The storm will move up the East Coast and bring rain to Maine on Saturday.It is already the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. Two named storms formed before the official start of the hurricane season June 1.A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Cape May, New Jersey, northward to Watch Hill, Rhode Island.The current track brings the storm over western New England or New York State. That would put Maine on the east side of the storm, which would mean rain and the chance of some thunderstorms.Heavier rain in the mountains could bring flash flooding to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.However, the current track of the storm shows less rain for Maine than the models initially expected.Much of the state can expect .5 to 1.5 inches of rain. The heaviest rain will be on the west side of the storm in Upstate New York, where up to 3 to 5 inches of rainfall is possible.The storm will weaken and pull away on Sunday.IMPORTANT: The track of the storm could change as it moves up the East Coast. Stay with Maine’s Total Weather Team for updates on the storm.

The National Hurricane Center announced Thursday evening that Tropical Storm Fay has formed off the coast of North Carolina.

The storm will move up the East Coast and bring rain to Maine on Saturday.

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It is already the sixth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. Two named storms formed before the official start of the hurricane season June 1.

WMTW-TV

A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Cape May, New Jersey, northward to Watch Hill, Rhode Island.

The current track brings the storm over western New England or New York State. That would put Maine on the east side of the storm, which would mean rain and the chance of some thunderstorms.

WMTW-TV

Heavier rain in the mountains could bring flash flooding to the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

However, the current track of the storm shows less rain for Maine than the models initially expected.

WMTW-TV

Much of the state can expect .5 to 1.5 inches of rain. The heaviest rain will be on the west side of the storm in Upstate New York, where up to 3 to 5 inches of rainfall is possible.

The storm will weaken and pull away on Sunday.

IMPORTANT: The track of the storm could change as it moves up the East Coast. Stay with Maine’s Total Weather Team for updates on the storm.