Heavy rain will continue in parts of the area early Saturday morning. Any rain that we saw overnight and early this morning will only add to some of the swollen rivers. As of Saturday morning, some local rivers are already at or near bank full.
The National Weather Service has flood watches in place through late Saturday night. However, some flooding concerns will remain into the rest of the weekend.
The heaviest rain moves out by the afternoon. There will still be the risk of a few isolated showers for the rest of the day.
Some sunshine is also possible later today, before the sun sets. A shower still can't be ruled out.
Here is the difference between a flood watch and a flood warning:
FLOOD WARNING: Take immediate action. The NWS issues these when these hazardous conditions are imminent or already occurring.
FLOOD WATCH: Be cautious of the latest conditions. These are issued when conditions are favorable for inclement weather to occur. A flood watch does not mean flooding will occur, but that it is possible.
As of 8 AM, Saturday, a flood warning remains in effect for the following areas:
-Presumpscot River at Westbrook: In effect from Saturday morning through Monday morning, minor flooding is forecast
-Saco River at Conway: In effect from Saturday morning through Sunday morning, minor flooding is forecast
-Mattawamkeag River above Mattawamkeag: Until further notice, minor flooding is occurring.
-Swift River at Roxbury: From Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening. Minor flooding is forecast.
***NEVER drive through a flooded area. Find a different route to get to your destination safely.