National Weather Service issues flash flood warning, flood advisory

Posted Aug. 28, 2013, at 6:37 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for central and western Maine and flood advisories for eastern central and southern parts of the state.

The alerts were issued in response to an area of showers and thunderstorms slowly moving across the state. Brief torrential downpours could cause sharp rises on creeks and streams and possible flooding on some roads, the weather service said.

The flash flood warning remains in effect until 8 p.m. for Somerset, Franklin, Waldo and Kennebec counties, according the National Weather Service’s Gray and Caribou offices.

Meanwhile, flood advisories are in effect for Penobscot, Hancock, Androscoggin counties until 8:45 p.m.