If you aren't aware, Maine is about to be buffeted by gale to hurricane strength winds tonight into tomorrow. You should be using daylight hours to prepare, insuring that anything that could blow away is secure, as well as being ready for extended power outages.

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The Downeast Maine area, including all of Hancock and Washington Counties,  is under a high wind warning, with sustained winds expected to be out our the South, blowing 35-45 miles per hour. Along the coast, we can expect gusts up to 70 miles per hour. There is a strong possibility of trees falling on power lines and extended power outages. Remember with such wind gusts, Versant crews may not be able to go into the field to start repairs, until winds die down.

Add to that the rain we are expected receive!

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The Ellsworth- Bar Harbor area is expected to receive 2-3 inches of rain. All the snow remaining will melt, and add to the moisture on the roads.

Now while it's going to be warm tonight into tomorrow, Monday night will be a different story with lows in the mid 20's, meaning any water on the roadways will turn to ice!

The rest of the week looks good weather wise, with no expected storms

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