Tropical Storm Andrea brings flood watches to much of Maine this weekend

Posted June 07, 2013, at 11:25 a.m.

GRAY, Maine — Several Maine communities are under flood watches as Tropical Storm Andrea winds its way up the East Coast, according to the National Weather Service.

Heavy rainfall is forecasted along the eastern seaboard throughout the weekend, with the heaviest precipitation in Maine slated to fall late Friday night through Saturday morning, with up to 2-3 inches predicted.

Flood watches in Maine are in effect for southern Oxford and Franklin counties, along with York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties.

In addition to the counties, the communities of Norway, Rumford, Fryeburg, Oxford, Farmington, Wilton, Sanford, Berwick, North Windham, Gorham, Bridgton, Lewiston-Auburn, Livermore Falls, Augusta, Waterville, Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Kittery, Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Bath, Topsham, Boothbay Harbor, Wiscasset and Waldoboro all have flood watches. The watches will be in effect from Friday night through Saturday afternoon.

Watch for updates.