People always laugh when I say Mother Nature hates us.

I swear it's true. If recent weather patterns aren't proof, I don't know what is. Last week, we had temps in the 90's, and by Saturday those temps had dropped by almost 40 degrees... And it ain't gonna get any better. But that's the way it goes around here. Whatever you hope the weather will be, you'll probably lose out.

Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash
Photo by Erik Witsoe on Unsplash

Now, we really do need some rain. That little stretch of hot, dry weather was nice, but fire danger was very high. There were definitely reports of wildfires and such around the state, so it's probably a good thing. But it's an awful hard pill to swallow when temps vary as much as 40 degrees in a couple days and nothing but rain...

And that's the real kicker of this week's forecast... the rain.

I hoped maybe it was a reeeally late April Fool's joke looking at the extended forecast from the National Weather Service, but nope. In a nutshell, it's going to rain around here for daaaaays. It kicked in over the weekend, and there's no end in sight. Right now, the forecast shows rain everyday through Sunday... Oh, but it gets better!

Photo by Rhendi Rukmana on Unsplash
Photo by Rhendi Rukmana on Unsplash

When I cross-referenced the forecast with the weather app on my phone, next week doesn't look a lot better. It basically looks like it's going to rain at least every other day. So we may get a few glimpses of sunshine here and there, but certainly no guarantees. If this were Vegas, you wouldn't bet on the weather next week, for sure.

Granted, it's pretty hard to accurately predict Maine's weather, other than it won't be what you were hoping for. Like I said, it'll always be the opposite, haha. Want sun? No way! Need rain real bad? Here's a drought! But as usual, instead of looking ahead and getting depressed, keep looking out the window and swearing. You'll feel a little better... Maybe.

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