The track of Friday’s storm is still uncertain, which is unusual a few days out.
Its track has implications on how much rain/mix/snow Maine will see, and also the strength of the wind.
Even with low pressure tracking several hundred miles south of Maine, winds will likely be an issue.
— Charlie Lopresti (@CharlieWGME) February 27, 2018
Coastal regions will experience the strongest winds with gusts 40 to 50 miles per hour. That should be enough to cause some power outages.
Coastal flooding looks to be almost a certainty.
Tides are running astronomically high late week.
The combination of the moon cycle and the powerful storm, should provide flooding along the Maine and New Hampshire coast around the times of high tides Friday.
Coastal Flooding along #Maine coast is almost a certainty with Friday's storm. 11:07 AM astronomical high tide is the highest of the month. Minor to moderate flooding is expected. pic.twitter.com/gZvA9btVli
— Charlie Lopresti (@CharlieWGME) February 28, 2018
Minor to moderate flooding is expected.
Here are the tides we’ll be watching:
— Friday – 11:07 a.m. 11.2′ (This will be the most significant tide)
— Friday – 11:38 p.m. 10.5′
— Saturday – 11:58 a.m. 11.0′
Clouds may have a hard time breaking up over the weekend and winds will remain strong as well.
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