Major Flooding Possible This Weekend Into Early Next Week
The National Weather Service in Caribou says major flooding possible this weekend into next week:
"A wet weather pattern is expected Friday through early next week. Rainfall amounts are expected to range from 1 to 3 inches, with the highest totals across northern areas.
The combination of rain and snowmelt (in areas that still have significant snow) will lead to significant rises on streams this weekend, and on rivers this weekend into early next week. Any rivers that still have ice will likely see the ice get flushed out this weekend as the flows increase.
There is high confidence that smaller streams will flood and high confidence that some areas will experience moderate to major open water flooding. Confidence is not as high as to whether any areas experience record flooding, but it is a possibility.
Please be sure to monitor the latest forecasts at weather.gov/car for possible advisories and warnings."
The Aroostook County Flood Watch is updating information and photos on their Facebook:
Maine State Police posted advisories on their Facebook:
Fort Fairfield PD got some overhead photos with the Maine Forest service helicopter:
This information will be updated.