BANGOR – Power companies are preparing for the worst, but hoping for the best, as the National Weather Service has issued a storm warning for Monday night.
The weather service statement says coastal waters from Stonington to Port Clyde, as well as Penobscot Bay as far out as 25 nautical miles, will be hit hard.
While the NWS says winds along the coast could gust up to 45 knots, a Versant Power spokeswoman says they’ve been told wind gusts inland could top 60 miles per hour.
“Some high winds are also expected in greater Bangor. We also understand that there’s going to be some pretty heavy rainfall. So there’s a likelihood that there could b e some flooding, at minimum some pooling of water on roadways. So we do have our crews deployed around northern and eastern Maine,” said Judy Long, a spokeswoman for Versant.
The winds are expected to begin sweeping through the region around 7:00 Monday night and could last until 7:00 Tuesday morning.