The Flash Flood Watch issued July 2 continues through 9 p.m. Thursday, July 3. Locations in the Watch areas include Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties.

A very humid air mass over much of Southern New Hampshire and Maine will remain in place Thursday. Thunderstorms will once again form during midday hours and continue into the evening. A few of these may produce locally very heavy rainfall — in excess of 1 inch per hour — which may cause flash flooding. Rapid water rises on creeks and in low-lying areas are possible.

In addition, the NWS has issued a High Surf Advisory for Saturday, July 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to the passage of Tropical Storm Arthur through the Gulf of Maine. The highest surf, 5 to 8 feet, will be Saturday morning. Strong rip currents and large dangerous surf will make the beach hazardous Saturday.

The Warnings/Advisories tab of VillageSoup’s Weather link always carries current advisories for Midcoast Maine.