Hot and dry weekend
Friday could feature some record-breaking high temperatures in northern regions of the state, especially Caribou. In fact, temperatures will rise into the 90s throughout most of inland Maine. Mid-upper 80s can be expected along the coastal plain and in northwestern regions of the state, while a seabreeze (7-10 mph) will keep the immediate coast in the mid-upper 70s. Skies will be mostly clear with a couple high clouds lingering in the southwestern portions of the state. Dew points will be in the upper 50s and low 60s throughout much of the state, with the exception of the southwestern portions of the state which could see mid-upper 60s. If you live in this area, please try to stay indoors as much as possible.
Overnight, temperatures will drop into the upper 50s and low 60s. Fog may form along coastline.
As the backdoor cold front encroaches on the state, temperatures on Saturday will be slightly cooler, with low 90s in the central portions of the state, 70s along the shoreline and 80s elsewhere. Dew points will be similar to Friday, mainly in the low 60s with some mid-upper 60s along the southwestern regions. Clouds will move in during the day ahead of some showers and thunderstorms that are expected to pop up along the front during the afternoon hours.
Overnight temps will be similar again, with mainly low 60s state wide. Fog is also a threat again along the coastline.
Slight cool down and moisture moving in
We begin to see a little cool down as we head into next week, with upper 80s on Sunday, and low-mid 80s Monday and Tuesday. Dew points stay in the low-mid 60s which, along with the upper level disturbance over the area, increases the threat for showers and thunderstorms during those days.
As mentioned above, the threat for pop-up showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon hours increases as moisture moves into the area. As the time grows closer, we will have more updates on timing and location.
Staying safe in hot weather
As we've been/continue to be impacted by hot weather, it's important to remember how to stay safe during these times. Remember to stay hydrated and limit outside activity, especially if dew points are relatively high. Never leave pets or children (or yourself) in the car, as it only takes a short amount of time for it to become life-threateningly hot inside.
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