GRAY, Maine — With much-needed rain heading toward Maine, flooding is highly possible, according to the National Weather Service.

A wide swath of rain moving northeast through Maine was expected to pick up in intensity later Tuesday night into Wednesday, according to the weather service’s Gray office.

Between 3 and 4 inches of rain are possible in some spots, according to the weather service.

Flood watches were posted for Oxford, Franklin, Somerset, York, Cumberland, Androscoggin, Lincoln, Knox, Sagadahoc, Waldo and Kennebec counties.

In addition, the weather service’s Caribou office issued flood watches for northern and eastern counties, where at least 3 and as much as 6 inches of rain were possible, according to the Caribou office.

Piscataquis, Penobscot, Aroostook, Washington and Hancock counties were expected to be affected.

The flood watches are expected to remain in effect through Thursday morning.

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