CARIBOU — Flash floods might hit components of three counties throughout Maine Friday , in response to the Nationwide Climate Service in Caribou.
Winds as much as 60 miles per hour and one-inch hail had been predicted, in response to the climate service warning issued Friday afternoon. The storms got here on the heels of temperatures within the 80s Friday afternoon.
The possibility of flooding is increased in northern areas of every of the three counties, Meteorologist Anne Strauser mentioned on Friday afternoon.
“Anyplace north of Houlton might see storms that might produce flash flooding,” Strauser mentioned.
The best probability of flooding is within the North Woods, which is within the northwestern portion of Aroostook, she mentioned.
Likewise, Piscataquis County additionally has the next probability of flooding in its northern area.
“Though the storms are ongoing, I can’t essentially slender it right down to a city,” Strauser mentioned. “However I’d say the best potential is within the northern two-thirds of [Piscataquis County].”
Strauser mentioned that whereas the menace is lowest in Penobscot County, sure parts of the area might nonetheless expertise flash flooding. Storms had been heading towards Grand Lake Matagamon and Shin Pond, she mentioned.
The flooding advisories are in impact till 10 p.m. Friday.
Strauser mentioned motorists ought to train warning if they should drive in any of those areas, and to show round in the event that they see any flooding.
“Along with the flooding menace, we even have the specter of lightning and potential wind injury,” Strauser mentioned. “So simply be weather-aware and keep inside if there’s a thunderstorm in your space.”