Total Weather Alert: Rain and strong winds Monday mean power outages are likely

Wind and rain will batter Maine Monday. After crews have worked to restore power to over 200,000 customers after the heavy snow last week, more outages are likely as winds will gust over 40 and 50 mph for some towns Monday afternoon and evening. Rain arrives Monday morning and becomes steady with downpours by midday and through the afternoon. While there may be breaks in the rain from time to time, rain will not completely end until after dark Monday evening. Most towns will receive 1 to 2 inches of rain. The rain combined with snowmelt in the mountains will lead to flood concerns. A flood watch has been issued for Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning for southern Oxford, Franklin, Somerset Counties. Rivers and streams will be running high due to the rain and snowmelt. If you come across a flooded roadway remember to “turn around, don’t drown.” Wind will pick up out of the south during the day Monday. There is a high wind warning Monday from noon until 10 p.m. for Lincoln, Knox, Waldo Counties, along with the Downeast coastal counties. Wind gusts in these areas may approach 60 mph. Power outages and difficulty driving can be expected. While the highest risk for widespread outages will be from the Midcoast to Downeast, elsewhere the winds will gust 40 to 50 mph at times. This will also lead to outages, outside of the high wind warning area. Rain will end after dark Monday evening from west to east. Wind will also start to relax, but will remain breezy for Tuesday with sunshine returning.Stay tuned to WMTW and check back for updates.

Wind and rain will batter Maine Monday. After crews have worked to restore power to over 200,000 customers after the heavy snow last week, more outages are likely as winds will gust over 40 and 50 mph for some towns Monday afternoon and evening.

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Rain arrives Monday morning and becomes steady with downpours by midday and through the afternoon. While there may be breaks in the rain from time to time, rain will not completely end until after dark Monday evening. Most towns will receive 1 to 2 inches of rain. The rain combined with snowmelt in the mountains will lead to flood concerns.

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A flood watch has been issued for Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning for southern Oxford, Franklin, Somerset Counties. Rivers and streams will be running high due to the rain and snowmelt. If you come across a flooded roadway remember to “turn around, don’t drown.”

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Wind will pick up out of the south during the day Monday. There is a high wind warning Monday from noon until 10 p.m. for Lincoln, Knox, Waldo Counties, along with the Downeast coastal counties. Wind gusts in these areas may approach 60 mph. Power outages and difficulty driving can be expected.

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While the highest risk for widespread outages will be from the Midcoast to Downeast, elsewhere the winds will gust 40 to 50 mph at times. This will also lead to outages, outside of the high wind warning area.

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Rain will end after dark Monday evening from west to east. Wind will also start to relax, but will remain breezy for Tuesday with sunshine returning.

Stay tuned to WMTW and check back for updates.