Sticky in Maine, NH, but no “heat wave” status yet

August 7, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — It’s hot, it’s sticky, and it’s not really letting up any time soon.

That’s the forecast from the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, which says the heat in parts of Maine and New Hampshire has approached record levels, but not broken them. The service has a heat advisory in place until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The National Weather Service says a heat wave would take three straight days above 90 degrees, and temperatures are expected to stay in the 80s on Wednesday.

The combination of heat and moisture is making it feel much hotter than it actually is. The Portland temperature was 93 on Tuesday by late morning, but the service says it felt like 99. There’s also an ozone advisory in place.

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