Weather Alerts for Portland Maine

Issued by the National Weather Service

Flood Watch  FLOOD WATCH   Flood Watch
PORTLAND MAINE

Areas Affected:
Androscoggin - Central Somerset - Coastal Cumberland - Coastal Waldo - Interior Cumberland - Interior Waldo - Kennebec - Knox - Lincoln - Northern Franklin - Northern Oxford - Sagadahoc - Southern Franklin - Southern Oxford - Southern Somerset
Effective: Sat, 4/20 1:45pm Updated: Sat, 4/20 12:55pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Sat, 4/20 9:36pm Severity:  Moderate  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...RAINFALL AND SNOWMELT MAY LEAD TO RIVER FLOODING THIS
WEEKEND...
The combination of heavy rainfall and warm temperatures will
cause rapid snowmelt and bring many rivers to flood stage this
weekend. Minor flooding is likely and moderate flooding at a few
locations is possible.
...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM EDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
The Flood Watch continues for
* Portions of Maine and New Hampshire, including the following
areas, in Maine, Androscoggin, Central Somerset, Coastal
Cumberland, Coastal Waldo, Interior Cumberland, Interior
Waldo, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Northern Franklin, Northern
Oxford, Sagadahoc, Southern Franklin, Southern Oxford, and
Southern Somerset. In New Hampshire, Belknap, Cheshire,
Merrimack, Northern Carroll, Northern Coos, Northern Grafton,
Southern Carroll, Southern Coos, Southern Grafton, and
Sullivan.
* From 8 AM EDT this morning through Sunday afternoon
* Heavy rainfall and rapid snowmelt will likely lead to minor or
moderate river flooding this weekend. A few locations on the
Connecticut River, as well as the Pemigewasset at Plymouth and
the Androscoggin River at Rumford could approach major flood
levels, but confidence on that remains low at this time.

Information:
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.