Forecasters are tracking a Grinch of a storm heading for Maine on Christmas.

The National Weather Service is calling for the potential for a messy Christmas day forecast. A significant wind and rain storm could impact the state Thursday night into Christmas day. The bulk of the storm hits Maine on Christmas day. With the storm comes locally heavy rain and strong, damaging winds. Some areas may see rain changing over to snow late in the day.

Forecasters say the storm will push near record warmth into the state. Caribou and Bangor are currently expected to meet or come close to setting new record high temps for Christmas Day.

The “Solstice Soaker” storm may cause power outages throughout the state. Mild temps could cause rapid snow melt, leading to flooding in some areas of the state.

We will monitor updates on the storm from the National Weather Service, and update this article as more information becomes available.

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