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Weather Brief Sep 11, 2018

Midcoast Forecast - September 11, 2018

Tuesday has been a soggy day for Midcoast Maine. In fact, this has been the biggest widespread rain event the Midcoast has seen since the spring.

An area of low pressure and slow moving cold front has ushered moisture into New England stemming from the remnants of Gordon that made landfall along the Gulf Coast as a tropical storm last week. Rain began falling just after sunset on Monday and reached a peak during the early morning hours on Tuesday with spotty showers continuing into the afternoon.

Most locations over the southern half of Maine saw rainfall totals between 1.5" to 2.5" while the Midcoast and coastal Downeast Maine saw some spots climbing between 4" and 6". This amount of rainfall in a short period of time is resulting in some ponding and localized flash flooding. The rain will help to slow or reverse drought conditions that have been steadily developing over the summer.

The forecast for the remainder of the week and through the weekend will be mainly dry and sunny as high pressure builds in with Hurricane Florence expected to remain well to the south. Temperatures will be seasonable with highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s and lows in the 50s.

I'm keeping a close eye on where the remnants of Florence will go which could lead to more soaking rain for the Midcoast around Tuesday/Wednesday of next week.

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