Today will feature the arrival of heavy rain along with high winds. Rain has begun across areas south of Portland and rain will continue to move NE through the morning. Winds are picking up as well with gusts over 30mph just offshore. Look for both rain and wind to pick up in intensity today with 1-2.5″ of rain and wind gusts over 50mph at the coast. Gusts over 60mph are likely along the midcoast. The highest winds will only last a couple hours but could be enough to knock down a few branches so power issues are possible, especially as you go farther NE. Some thunder is possible with the heaviest rain. The worst impacts will be during the late afternoon through the evening.
I’ll have updates throughout the day on the FB page and on Twitter as the storm develops. (FB: Forecasterjack Twitter: @JackSillin)