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Arthur lashes Maine overnight Friday

YORK (WGME) -- Wind and rain picked up Friday night out on Nubble Light as Hurricane Arthur made its way up the east coast.

The story brought flash flooding to Cape Cod with as much as seven inches of rainfall in some communities. As for Maine, the worst of the storm was expected to stay offshore overnight Friday and into Saturday.

As the outer bands of hurricane Arthur hit the southern coast of Maine, more than three dozen surfers were riding the waves off the coast of Long Sands Beach. At high tide, waves were about 4 feet.
It may not seem so big. But surfers we spoke with say it was pretty rough out there.

On shore, a number of people were out checking on the surf, people like middle schooler Kayla Dredge, who had been watching all the reports about the hurricane.

Out at Nubble Light, more sightseers were out checking on the storm's progress. With the Fourth Of July fireworks celebrations postponed until Saturday, there wasn't much else to do. The Naimie family hope that everything will be okay tonight and they are looking forward to a much dryer day Saturday.

By Saturday, the storm was expected to hit Nova Scotia.