GRAY (AP) — Mainers are bracing for a third straight day of 90-degree heat as a lingering high-pressure system continues to bring sunny, hot weather to the region.

The National Weather Service is expecting temperatures today to hit 90 or higher in Portland and Bangor and close to 90 in far northern Maine.

Much of the state has hit 90 degrees for the past two days, with Caribou on Monday hitting a record 91 degrees.

National Weather Service meteorologist Chris Kimble says the heat wave will stick around through Thursday before Hurricane Earl brings cooler temperatures and rain on Friday.

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