MAINE, USA — The summer sizzle is on. A Heat Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for much of southern and central Maine, beginning at 11 a.m. today, through 8 p.m. this evening.
The advisory includes all of Androscoggin, Cumberland, Kennebec and York counties, plus southern Oxford, Franklin and Somerset counties.
Combining the heat and high humidity, it will feel like it is between 95 and 100 degrees in these areas this afternoon.
High temperatures will be in the upper 80s to low 90s for most. There are some passing clouds this morning, then there will be hazy sunshine.
The only exception is in northern Maine, where it will be mostly cloudy, with the chance for showers and storms.
Tonight will be very warm and humid. With the high humidity, temperatures will stay in the 70s overnight. It will be tough sleeping for those without a fan or air conditioning.
Monday has a shot at being the hottest day for many with a southwest to westerly wind. High temperatures will be in the low to mid 90s for most. A cold front will be in the area, and with it will come pop-up showers and storms. Since it will be so hot and humid, they're possible at just about any point in the day. Any storms that form can be strong. Keep an eye to the sky and have a way to get inside.