Flooding no issue so far in County

Posted April 23, 2009, at 7:31 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 30, 2011, at 11:48 a.m.

CARIBOU, Maine — Although recent rainfall forced cancellation of some activities and had some people checking their basements for water, the National Weather Service said Thursday it had received no reports of flooding in Aroostook County or other parts of the state.

Tim Duda, a weather service meteorologist, said there had been “some slight rises in local rivers and streams, but it has not been significant enough to really get us worried about flooding.”

Although several parts of the state have had rainfall over the past two days, Duda said, forecasters have predicted the heaviest rainfall will move out of the state by late Thursday.

The weather service office in Gray has forecast sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s and 80s this weekend.

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Forecasters have said temperatures will be mostly in the 60s today before rising into the 70s on Saturday and Sunday. The weather service says temperatures will reach into the 80s in parts of southwestern Maine.

The warm weather is expected to last into early next week.

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