Warmth, humidity climbing to harmful circumstances in Maine

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The heat and humidity are rising to uncomfortable and dangerous levels in Maine this week. The National Weather Service issued a heat warning for inner York County and Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. The heat index values ​​could reach 100. The dangerous heat and humidity is expected to continue on Thursday and Friday with heat index values ​​up to 105. The heat indication will likely be expanded to cover more of Maine falling below 70 degrees overnight. Thursday dew points will likely be in the low 70s and temperatures will likely rise into the 90s in many areas. Conditions like these can cause heat sickness and people are encouraged to slow down, drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun, and find ways to cool off.

The heat and humidity are rising to uncomfortable and dangerous levels in Maine this week.

The National Weather Service issued a heat warning for inner York County and Rockingham and Strafford Counties in New Hampshire from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. The heat index values ​​could reach 100.

The dangerous heat and humidity is expected to continue Thursday and Friday with heat index readings as high as 105. The heat warning will likely be extended to more of Maine.

In addition to the discomfort, temperatures are not expected to drop below 70 degrees overnight. Thursday dew points will likely be in the low 70s and temperatures will likely rise into the 90s in many areas.

Dew point forecast

Conditions like this can cause heat sickness, and people are encouraged to slow down, drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun, and find ways to cool off.