We talked about heat, and we got our heat…and it broke records. We hit 86 degrees in Caribou, Maine yesterday and 89 in Burlington, Vermont. At 7:30 a.m., we exceeded the normal maximum, which is 68, to reach 72! It is likely that we will break new records today and tomorrow throughout New England.
We woke up to fog but made our way to lots of sunshine. With a high UV index and rising dew points, it can feel damp once you step outside. The most important checklist you would like to stick to is to stay hydrated, use sunscreen, take breaks if you work or exercise outside, and enjoy the day.
We will see the warmest temperatures tomorrow: “hot” would be the best word to describe the Canadian border. We expect highs in the 90s along the Far North and lows in the 60s; it’s quite a change from what we’ve seen.
Summer activities will be on the agenda this weekend, but if you plan to go boating, by a pool or by the ocean, note that the water temperatures are still cold. Ocean waters, lakes and swimming pools are still in the 40s-50s – temperatures that can lead to hypothermia if not properly clothed. Put on a life jacket if you’re near water, and be prepared for the unexpected and stay alert. Other than that, stay hydrated – these air temperatures could lead to dehydration.
Saturday will bring brief, scattered showers to the north, but these showers could bring thunderstorms Sunday through Monday. A cold front will arrive on Monday which could bring uplifts, strong local winds and small hail.
We have a first warning stamp in our exclusive 10-day forecast for Monday, showing the potential for stronger storms as we get more atmospheric energy. Next week will bring more pleasant temperatures with highs above the mid-60s.