HEAT ADVISORY: Scorching Bangor Area Temps Expected Monday
It's going to be a hot one Monday, as temps climb into the 90's around the Bangor area.
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the Bangor area Monday. High temperatures are forecast to reach the 90's for the Bangor area, north to Lincoln. Downeast and coastal areas have temps forecast in the mid-80's.
Heat index values are forecast in the mid-90's for much of central and eastern Maine. According to the NWS, "heat index" is defined as "what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature."
In addition to the hot and humid conditions Monday, pop-up showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms could produce gusty winds and heavy downpours across Downeast areas.
The Maine CDC recommends those without air conditioners to keep windows and blinds closed on the side of your home with the most sun, and open on the shady side. At night, open all windows and run fans to let the cool air in, and hot air out. For more tips to avoid heat related illness, visit Maine.gov.
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