Major Rain & Wind Event Expected Tonight Throughout Maine
There was a full beaver moon last night. It's called that because right about now beavers move into their "lodges" for the winter. With what's in store for us tonight, we guess we know why they're seeking shelter.
The National Weather Service has issued a "Wind Advisory" for Southern Penobscot, Interior Hancock and Central Washington counties from 8 tonight until 4 p.m. on Tuesday. We can expect somewhat warm winds to develop throughout this Monday and eventually be at 20 to 30 mph tonight with gusts up to 55 mph expected. A "High Wind Warning" for both Coastal Hancock and Washington Counties has also been issued and gusts up to 60 mph are expected there.
In addition to the strong winds that are expected tonight and into Tuesday, heavy rain will develop making driving difficult at times. 1 to 3 inches of rain is expected in our area with and up to 5 inches could occur in Washington County. You should also be aware of coastal flooding in low lying spots, especially around the time of high tide at 11 tonight.
The good news is that the furnace will won't run much throughout the next 24 hours or so as the temperatures will be rising, with a low of 52 degrees expected tonight and a high of 59 on Tuesday.
Of course with the strong winds and heavy rain there could be power outages. Here's how to report and monitor power outages in our area.