Mother Nature has other plans, if you were thinking of using the weekend to run those errands and enjoy some outdoor recreation.

A strong storm from what is left of tropical storm Philippe will slam into Maine Saturday with wind, waves and heavy rain.

The worst of the storm will be in the highlands, North Woods and Down East sections of the state. That’s where rainfall will be 3 to 6 inches or more, and wind gusts could get up to 30 to 50 mph, especially in Washington County.

There could be some flash flooding and power outages for the hardest hit areas, especially with leaves on trees knocking limbs off Saturday night.

The current satellite picture shows a ragged storm that has lost its warm core and is no longer tropical in nature. However, a cold front from the west will inject some energy and give it life as it heads towards northern New England.

Here’s a timeline of the rainfall and the temperatures:


The heaviest rain will start to move into Down East with a steady rain for western Maine from the cold front.

Early Sunday morning, the worst of the storm will slam into Down East with heavy rain, and gradually clear in southern Maine, while northern parts of the state will still get hammered.



The rain will start to clear statewide – barring some showers – by Sunday morning around 9 a.m.

There is a moderate threat of outages in Washington County, and wind gusts will peak Sunday morning while you are sleeping.

Rainfall totals will vary from 1 to 3 inches statewide to 4 or 6 inches in the Highlands, Down east.

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