Flash Flood Watch Issued for Most of Maine

Jun 19, 2017

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for most of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Forecasters say heavy rains that could drop 1 to 2 inches of rain per hour are expected Monday as showers and thunderstorms move into the region from the west.

Dark blue areas are where the flash flood watch is in effect.
Credit National Weather Service

In much of Vermont the watch is from 1 p.m. Monday through Monday evening.

In parts of New Hampshire and Maine, the watch takes effect later Monday and will last through Tuesday morning.

Forecasters warn that heavy rains in a short period of time can quickly flood roads, making them impassable. Smaller streams could overflow their banks.