A powerful storm is expected to impact Maine Friday into Saturday.

The National Weather Service is warning of a powerful storm expected to bring damaging winds, a soaking rain to Maine, followed by a flash freeze. The storm is expected to impact holiday travel, as it moves into the state Friday evening into Saturday morning. A soaking rain is expected with the storm, dumping as much as two inches on areas of the state. Forecasters say rain will fall heavy at times, causing concern for flooding.

The rain is expected to cause significant runoff and snowmelt, with many areas losing all of their snowpack. Forecasters warn of flooding along main stem rivers, streams, creeks, and urban areas.

In addition to the rain, damaging winds are expected throughout the state. Gusts could peak near 70 MPH along the coast, 50-55 MPH in the Bangor area, and 45-50 MPH further inland. Power outages are likely, along with coastal flooding.

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To cap of the wild weather, a flash freeze is possible Saturday morning, as temps dip below freezing.

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