Break out the tank tops and shorts, and get that air conditioner in the window, as it looks to be a very warm summer here in Maine.

Summer may be hanging around for a while longer this season as well. Anyone have a problem with that?  We didn't think so.

The Farmers' Almanac predicts that summer temperatures in especially the southern and eastern portions of the United States will "rise above-normal" and could peak in late August and early September.

Normally hot summer temperatures here in Maine peak in late July and early August. The average temperature for the summer of 2020 here in Maine was 70.5 degrees, the warmest on record.  So maybe we should expect a repeat performance of last year.

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While we all enjoy a nice warm summer season, what do the now expected above normal temperatures hold in store for us?  High fire danger here in Maine?  Another drought?  Great white sharks coming even closer to our shores?

The Farmers' Almanac folks also tell us that we'll experience an "above-average amount of rain storms here in the east as well, and that thunderstorms will come into play too.

“There will be a greater-than-average frequency of thunderstorms for a large portion of the country,” states Almanac editor, Peter Geiger, Philom. “Many of these storms could prove to be quite strong, particularly over the eastern third of the nation.” While summer thunderstorms are quite common, the number of storms predicted is a bit unusual.

Summer officially arrives on Father's Day this year, on Sunday, June 20th, at 11:32 p.m.  You can check out the Farmers' Almanac summer forecast HERE.

Regardless of the pending above-normal temperatures and above-average amount of rainstorms expected, it will be summer time in Maine, and you just can't beat it.

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