Winter Weather Advisory and Flood Watch in Effect
The old saying "If you don't like the weather in Maine just wait a minute" sure is true! Last weekend we had dangerously cold wind chills with wind chill values as low as 35 below 0 and this weekend a thaw that could bring flooding and rain, sleet and freezing rain followed by cold temperatures that will refreeze everything!
A flood watch is in effect for Downeast Maine from Noon Friday, January 12th through Sunday morning, January 14th. According the the National Weather Service in Caribou a combination of heavy rainfall, snow melt and potential ice jams may cause flooding on rivers and streams. Clogged storm drains may cause ponding on roads and areas with poor drainage. Rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches are epected.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 13th. The forecast for Downeast Maine for Saturday calls for rain with freezing rain likely in the morning...then a chance of sleet and rain in the afternoon. Little or no sleet accumulation. Ice accumulation around a trace. Early highs in the lower 40s. Temperature falling into the upper 20s in the afternoon.