Areas Along the Kennebec River May See Flooding Next Week
Looks like we'll get to finally experience Spring this weekend with temperatures reaching near 60 degrees in the Central Maine area. Great for busting out shorts and sandals, not so great for water levels.
The warmer weather will certainly bring about some serious melting. Central Maine News notes the snowpack region spans from the White Mountains in New Hampshire to the Western Maine area and is 40 to 50 inches deep.
That, along with some low pressure moving northeast early next week that could bring 1 to 2 inches of rain, and a storm pegged for the end of the week, could result in flooding along the Kennebec according to Central Maine News.
Sean Goodwin, Kennebec County Emergency Management Agency Director stated, "When the show starts to melt, whatever is in the watershed will head down this way. By Monday, we'll have a better picture."