People stored their umbrellas, put down their convertible tops, ironed their shorts and T-shirts and basked in a rare sunny, warm day Thursday.
The Bangor area awoke to sun for what seemed like the first time in weeks. Temperatures hit 75 degrees by 3 p.m., and for a few hours it actually felt like summer.
“Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,” said Rabbi Darah Lerner, singing the Beatles song after finishing lunch at downtown cafe Giacomo’s. “I appreciated the morning blessing that talks about the guy who creates light. Part of the reason I came downtown to this spot was because I knew they had outdoor seating.”
June’s record-setting rain — 8.12 inches in Bangor, according to the National Weather Service — seems so far to have given way to more precipitation in July.