MAINE, USA — It’s been hot recently, but it’s only spring.
We’ve still got a few weeks left before the summer solstice arrives, yet the heat waves just keep on coming. After shattering records in Maine last weekend, and another hot weekend that followed, it might not surprise you that summer may be a scorcher.
The National Weather Service just released its seasonal outlook for June through August, calling for high chances of above-average temperatures in the upcoming season. Nearly the entire northeast and all of New England are expected to see higher-than-average temperatures.
The probability of seeing above-average temperatures is in the “likely above” category of 50 to 60 percent for the entire state of Maine.
This does not mean there will be no cool spells. There certainly will be. Stormy weather will move through the state and the onshore flow will keep things cool for the first half of summer along the coastal communities.
However, on average, the heat wins the battle - Plan on having your air conditioners working overtime. Now is a good time to get those A/C units serviced before the next heatwave hits.
Summer officially begins on Tuesday, June 22, at 5:14 a.m. EDT.