More Hot Weather Saturday Before New England Gets A Break

Jul 5, 2018

Northern New England is about to get a break from the heat and humidity,  but not before another day with heat indices inching toward 100.

Tom Hawley from the National Weather Service said Thursday will mark the seventh consecutive day that the temperature has hit 90 or higher in Concord, New Hampshire. That's the longest stretch in 17 years.

The Fourth of July was a sizzler, too. Portland, Maine, hit 93 degrees for a record for the date. In Vermont, an all-time record high was tied on Mount Mansfield, the state's tallest peak, at 84 degrees.

Hawley said the heat will break on Friday and Saturday, and the humidity levels will drop, as well. By Saturday, it'll be in the 70s across much of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.