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Fourth of July soaker, turns drier this afternoon

More than 1.5" of rain has fallen in the Bangor area this morning. This afternoon will gradually turn drier.

MAINE, USA — Happy Independence Day! 

This Fourth of July is starting out wet with widespread rain in southern, central and eastern Maine.

You can track the rain using our Interactive Radar by clicking here.

More than 1.5" of rain has fallen in the Greater Bangor area, just this morning. Some minor flooding of parking lots, streets and poor-drainage areas is possible. Elsewhere, there have been periods of rain amounting to around 1".

The soaking rain has led the city to cancel the annual Bangor parade set for this morning.

The afternoon will gradually turn drier from west to east, with the last place to see the rain end being Downeast Maine late today. 

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It will be chilly with a wind from the north, high temperatures in the upper 50s to near 60. 

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Despite the very wet start to the day, tonight should be dry for fireworks, with a partly to mostly cloudy sky, and temperatures in the 50s.

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Sunshine is back for Monday. High temperatures will be in the low to mid 70s at the coast, and 75-80° inland. This will be the nicest day for anyone who has a long weekend.