Mainers were waking up in the dark this morning as a powerful rain and wind storm battered the state throughout the night.

As of this writing, Central Maine Power reports over 86,000 customers without power and Versant Power reports over 14,000.

Warm southerly winds are still gusting over 30 mph in Bar Harbor this morning, so more outages may be on the way.  Many agencies in Penobscot, Waldo, Hancock, Washington and Piscataquis counties were all dealing with fallen tress and limbs that had taken down power lines and stretched across roadways.

Here's how to report and monitor power outages in your town.  Remember to never drive over or touch a downed power line.

The National Weather Service is keeping it's Wind Advisory in effect until 4 this afternoon, as winds will remain at 25 to 35 mph with gust up to 50 mph before subsiding tonight. Due to the heavy rains, a Flood Watch will also remain in effect until 4 p.m. today.

Temperatures will initially rise to 62 degrees in the Bangor area today before winding up in the mid '50s.  1 to 2 inches of rain could fall today as well.

Mostly cloudy tonight and the winds will die down, and it will remain somewhat warm with a low temperature of 40 degrees.

Partly sunny on Wednesday with a slight chance of afternoon showers and a high temperature in the mid '40s.  The winds will pick up out of the south once again with gusts as high as 21 mph.

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