Flash flood watches in effect across Maine as more heavy rain expected

Posted July 03, 2014, at 10:25 a.m.

GRAY, Maine — With more heavy thunderstorms and rain in the forecast through the end of the day Thursday, the National Weather Service has much of the state under a flash flood watch.

A humid air mass over much of southern New Hampshire and Maine could produce heavy rain, which could result in flash flooding, according to the weather service.

The flood watches are in effect through the end of the day Thursday.

Maine counties under watch include Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Waldo, Sagadahoc, Lincoln and Knox counties.

Forecasted thunderstorms are expected to produce rainfall in excess of an inch per hour.

More rain is expected over the Independence Day weekend with Hurricane Arthur churning up the East Coast.