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Downpours Wednesday, then humidity breaks

Humidity has been at oppressive levels in Maine but relief is on the way.

PORTLAND, Maine — You didn't have to travel to the Caribbean to experience it. Tuesday's humidity was sky-high and tropical. Dewpoints, a measure of the moisture in the air, spiked to levels rarely seen in northern New England. A front is passing through now, lifting the moisture dense air and dropping heavy rain and downpours on us for a few hours. The wall of water will pass east by the middle of the day and the sun will pop out right behind the rain. 

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While much of the day will still be muggy and sticky, an afternoon wind shift will initiate a dry air push and relief will begin flowing in. Keep those windows open Wednesday night and let the house air out.

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The second half of our week and start of the holiday weekend are looking incredible. We'll have unlimited sunshine with very comfortable conditions. The mornings may remind you a bit of Autumn too. Lows will be a bit chilly, in the 40s, both Friday and Saturday morning.

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