Much of the state was able to enjoy beautiful sunny conditions for the end of the weekend, but things will be changing for the start of the work week.
Today was a record breaking day! In Millinocket we broke the old record for daily maiximum rainfall of 1.08" set back in 1979. Today we had 1.41" of rain. We also broke the record in Houlton with 2.50" of rain today. That breaks the old record of 1.35" set back in 1960.
An approaching cold front will bring us increasing clouds tonight. Overnight lows will be around 60 degrees. There is the chance of some scattered showers after midnight, but most of the rain will be holding off until the early morning hours. Bands of heavy rain and some thunderstorm activity will set up through the day Monday. Those periods of rain will continue right through early Wednesday. Additional rainfall of 2-4" is possible through Wednesday morning. Some of the heavier bands could even bring some localized heavier amounts. That is not good news for places that have already experienced heavy rainfall over the past couple days. A flood watch still remains in effect for northern Maine in the places you see listed at the top of your screen. We will also continue to monitor and keep you updated with any other potential flooding issues over the next three days.
Improving weather heads our way on Thursday as the lingering low pressure system responsible for the rain starts to lift out of here. Brighter skies Friday and into the weekend. The temperatures will also return back into the 80s.