Dig the hot temperatures that we've been getting lately?  Well, you're in luck.

It may be a wee bit cooler in the Bangor area today as opposed to yesterday when temperatures hit 90 degrees, but not much.  For those that are hoping that we begin to experience somewhat cooler conditions soon, those hopes may be dashed by the following prediction from the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.

In the graphic below you'll see that temperature probabilities for the next three month period in both Maine and the rest of New England are predicted to be above normal. There's a 70 to 80% chance of it.  So, better not take the air conditioner out of the window just yet.

If one takes a look at the extended forecast from the National Weather Service you'll see temps in the lower to mid 80s as far as the eye can see.

Then there's our lack of rain once again this year, with 70% of the state including the Bangor area still experiencing moderate drought conditions. The somewhat good news is that the graphic above tells us that there's an equal chance for precipitation levels here in Maine to be above average, normal, or below average.  In other words they're saying that there's a good chance that the state is not going to be bone dry anytime soon, maybe.

There's a 50% chance of showers developing by Wednesday afternoon and continuing into Thursday night, and then that chance is diminished to 20% by Friday and into Friday night, with mostly sunny skies just in time for the weekend.

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