Lee downs timber and dumps rain throughout Maine earlier than turning towards Canada

As a weakened post-tropical cyclone Lee was spinning eastward away from the Maine coast Saturday night, energy outages and heavy rainfall gave the impression to be the 2 essential issues left behind in its wake.

Greater than 85,000 Mainers have been with out electrical energy at round 5:30 p.m., in response to Central Maine Energy and Versant. Most of Washington County and elements of japanese coastal Hancock County had acquired between 1 ½ and three inches of rain — with extra rain nonetheless to come back for all of japanese Maine.

Nationwide Climate Service flood watches remained in impact for japanese Aroostook, central Penobscot and most of Hancock and Washington counties, as did a flash flood warning from Gouldsboro east to Whitneyville that was as a consequence of expire at 9 p.m. Saturday. Wind gusts between 20 and 30 mph had been felt all through most of japanese Maine, with some locations comparable to Bangor, Bar Harbor, Caribou and Greenville getting gusts of 45 or 50 mph.