The National Weather Service in Caribou has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Downeast Maine for portions of Coastal Downeast Maine, Far Eastern Maine and Interior Downeast Maine, including Amherst, Aurora, Dedham, Eastbrook, Great Pond, Orland, Calais, Grand Lake Stream, Wesley, Perry, Princeton, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Bucksport, Castine, Eastport, Machias, Cherryfield, Danforth, Vanceboro and Topsfield. The watch is in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.

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Around 1.5 to 2 inches of rain is likely to fall from Wednesday night through Thursday morning, with locally higher amounts of 3 inches or more possible. This could result in localized flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected to fall between midnight and 10 AM Thursday.