Heat Wave Expected To Arrive In Maine Sunday Could Bring 90 Degree Heat
In a typical Maine summer, you may see one or two heat waves and call it good. But the last few summers in Maine have been anything but typical. Additional humidity and higher temperatures have brought more drought and dangerous weather to Vacationland and that trend looks like it will continue next week.
Shared on Twitter by Robert LaRoche, Maine's second heat wave looks like it will arrive on Sunday and continue on for several days. The majority of the state will see a massive temperature spike, with 90-95 degree weather possible. Some coastal communities could see a minor reprieve, with temperatures in the mid-80's instead. The worst part will be the humidity, as dew points are expected to be oppressive leaving many people to sweat it out. There may be no escape statewide from sticky conditions.
With the combination of heat and humidity at that levels, Maine could once again be susceptible to severe storms that could include thunder, hail, or as portions of Maine experienced last week, tornado warnings. Some towns in northern Maine were impacted by severe weather last week, leaving a trail of damage behind as seen in this video shared on Facebook by Jim Leighton.
Because the unforgiving heat is likely to last several straight days, there's a chance some of Maine's largest cities will once again offer cooling centers for those without access to air conditioning. Be on the lookout for information on cooling centers near you on Sunday.