NOAA's National Weather Service
Weather Alerts for Lincoln Maine   (MEZ026)

icn  FLOOD WATCH
   (MEZ026)

Effective: Fri, Jan 12, 2018 07:00pm EST Severity: Moderate
Updated: Thu, Jan 11, 2018 03:44pm EST Urgency: Future
Expires: Sun, Jan 14, 2018 01:00am EST Certainty: Possible

Areas Affected: Coastal Cumberland; Coastal Waldo; Coastal York; Interior York; Knox; Lincoln; Sagadahoc
 
Alert:
...Flooding is possible Friday afternoon through Saturday morning...
.Rain will spread across the region on Friday and continue Friday
night. One and a half to two inches of rainfall is expected across
the region with locally higher amounts along the Midcoast region
as well as some of the higher terrain. At the same time, very
warm temperatures will continue across the region, leading to
snowmelt and runoff.
The combination of these two factors will leading to river rises
and potential ice dams. Any ice dams could produce rapid rises in
river levels. Urban and poor drainage flooding is possible as
well, especially in areas where remaining snow banks pool water
along streets.
Colder and drier air will enter the region later Saturday into
Saturday night, easing the threat for flooding.
...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING...
The National Weather Service in Gray has issued a
* Flood Watch for portions of Maine and New Hampshire, including
the following areas, in Maine, Coastal Cumberland, Coastal
Waldo, Coastal York, Interior York, Knox, Lincoln, and
Sagadahoc. In New Hampshire, Cheshire, Coastal Rockingham,
Eastern Hillsborough, Interior Rockingham, Merrimack, Southern
Grafton, Strafford, Sullivan, and Western And Central
Hillsborough.
* From Friday afternoon through Saturday morning
* A combination of heavy rainfall, snow melt and potential ice
jams may cause flooding on rivers and streams as well as in
urban and poor drainage areas. Rainfall amounts 1 to 2 inches
are expected, with locally higher amounts possible. The heaviest
rainfall is expected to occur Friday afternoon and Friday
night.
* Rivers and streams could see locally fast and significant rises
in vicinity of any ice jams. Urban and poor drainage flooding
may occur.
Instructions:
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.
You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.