PORTLAND, Maine — Temperatures are expected to hit the 90s for a third consecutive day, meeting the National Weather Service’s definition for a heat wave in Maine.
The National Weather Service says it won’t be as hot as Friday, when the temperature soared to 100 degrees in Portland for only the fourth time since records have been kept, and hit 97 degrees in Bangor.
Meteorologist Margaret Curtis from the weather service says the temperature briefly hit 101 in Portland, but it didn’t stay long enough to account for the day’s official reading. Nonetheless, 100 was the hottest temperature recorded in July in Portland, and it approached the city’s all-time record high of 103 degrees.
Bangor’s temperature of 97 degrees was a record for the date.
Curtis says things will cool down on Sunday after a cold front moves through. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s.