GRAY, Maine — With rain in the forecast for much of the week, flooding potential is high, according to the National Weather Service.

According to the weather service, a low-pressure system moving toward the Gulf of Maine could produce anywhere from 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain Monday night and into Tuesday.

The heaviest of the rain is expected to fall Monday night into early Tuesday morning, according to the weather service. Melting snow and river runoff will keep flooding potential high through Tuesday evening.

Flood watches have been posted for much of the state, with Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Kennebec, Waldo, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and Knox counties under the weather alerts.

In addition, a flood warning remains posted for the Mattawamkeag River in northern Penobscot County. As of Monday morning, the river’s stage was listed at 13.6 feet. Its flood stage is 13.5 feet.

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Ryan McLaughlin

BDN sports freelancer Ryan McLaughlin grew up in Brewer and is a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.