The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Shawsheen River Wednesday for impacting Andover, Wilmington and other pats of Essex County.
The warning was scheduled to go into effect at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday and run until 2 p.m. Thursday.
The warning comes a month after back-to-back floods hit Andover and less than two weeks after a windstorm caused widespread damage and days-long power outages for most of the Town. During the first storm on Aug. 8, the weather service issued a flood warning for the Shawsheen. The river rose more than six feet in a six-hour span during the storm, cresting at 30.54 feet — nearly two feet higher than “flood stage.”
During that storm, the worst flooding was in Ballardvale and on North Main Street and Route 114 in Lawrence and North Andover. The NWS forecast is calling for “minor flooding” and expects the Shawsheen to crest at 29 feet — despite sunny weather with highs in the mid- to upper-seventies.