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Remnants of Ida to bring drenching rain to Maine

Another round of tropical rain is expected tonight and tomorrow as Ida passes through.

PORTLAND, Maine — Here we go again. Another round of drenching rain is expected to fall tonight and tomorrow as the Remnants of Ida work through the Northeast.  The center of the storm will stay south of us locking in northeast winds and cool temperatures. So, this will end up more like a Nor'easter rather than a tropical system. 

The first drops hold off until late this evening. But the rain will become steady and heavy rather quickly during the night. 

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Bands of heavy rain will continue to pivot north over the coastal plain overnight. Steady downpours begin to taper off mid-morning after the morning commute.

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During the afternoon the final drops fall and clearing with a little sunshine can be expected.

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Rain amounts are a bit concerning especially along and near the coast where over 2 inches are possible. Amounts will taper rapidly to the north. 

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Sadly, that's where we need it most. Conditions have been very dry over the mountains and north through the Summer months. 

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Drainage issues are likely in the heavy downpours creating difficult driving and potential flash flooding. The rivers and streams will run high and need to be monitored too. 

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