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A rare spring heatwave is causing record high temperatures and dry conditions across Northern Maine, just a couple of weeks after the last snows.

The hot weather in northern New England is over almost as quickly as it arrived.

With temperatures expected to hit the 90s this weekend, the Maine Center for Disease Control is reminding the public to watch for signs of heat illness this weekend, especially among adults age 65 and older, the population that is hospitalized most for heat-related illnesses.

Bangor Area Homeless Shelter

Advocates for people experiencing homelessness are taking precautions as a heat wave is predicted to hit the state this weekend.

DETROIT - The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend.

Fourth Of July Temperatures Pose Health Risk

Jul 4, 2018
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You're going to want to find a shady spot to watch this year's Fourth of July parade. This week's heat wave will continue with high temperatures and poor air quality through Thursday.

Spokesperson Emily Spencer of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services warns that the heat can cause serious health issues, including heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and sunburns.

Weather forecasters say the hot, sticky weather is going to linger this week in New England.
On Sunday, an official heat wave was declared, meaning there has been three days of temperatures of 90 or above. There's no relief in sight. Before it ends, Concord, New Hampshire, could see seven consecutive days of 90-degree weather for the first time in 16 years.
The National Weather Service says Boston also is in the middle of a heat wave.