Total Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Isaias brings wind, heavy rain to parts of Maine

Tropical Storm Isaias races through Maine Tuesday evening, bringing gusty winds and heavy rain to much of the area. As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Isaias had sustained winds of 50 mph and was moving north-northeast at 40 mph. The center of the storm tracked over western New England and move out of the area late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. A tropical storm warning remains in effect for all of coastal and western Maine through early Wednesday morning. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm force wind can be expected within 36 hours. That’s wind of 39 to 73 mph. Maine saw tropical-storm force winds of more than 40 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph. The winds knocked out power to more than 50,000 Central Maine Power customers.Most outages were in Cumberland and York counties.The mountains will see up to two inches of rain from the storm, while up to an inch of rain is expected for other inland areas and the coast. Some locally higher amounts are possible.This rain will be beneficial for any drought conditions across the state.Isaias will move out of the area quickly overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Expect some sunshine on Wednesday but it will remain breezy.

Tropical Storm Isaias races through Maine Tuesday evening, bringing gusty winds and heavy rain to much of the area.

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Isaias had sustained winds of 50 mph and was moving north-northeast at 40 mph.

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Isaias 8pm location

The center of the storm tracked over western New England and move out of the area late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.

Isaias 8pm Track Update

A tropical storm warning remains in effect for all of coastal and western Maine through early Wednesday morning.

Updated Isaias watches and warnings

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm force wind can be expected within 36 hours. That’s wind of 39 to 73 mph.

Maine saw tropical-storm force winds of more than 40 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph. The winds knocked out power to more than 50,000 Central Maine Power customers.

Most outages were in Cumberland and York counties.

The mountains will see up to two inches of rain from the storm, while up to an inch of rain is expected for other inland areas and the coast. Some locally higher amounts are possible.

Projected rainfall totals

This rain will be beneficial for any drought conditions across the state.

Isaias will move out of the area quickly overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Expect some sunshine on Wednesday but it will remain breezy.