Lt. Erin Sandler of the Scarborough Fire Department sprays children with a firehose after the 2022 Peterson Field Kids Travel Summer Classic Tournament between the Scarborough Loons and Biddeford Tigers on Sunday. “It’s fun to see kids being kids,” Sandler said. Ben McCanna/Staff Photographer

It was dangerously hot Sunday in Portland with Maine’s largest city shattering a high temperature record set for the date more than two decades ago.

Michael Clair, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, said the Portland International Jetport recorded a high temperature of 96 degrees at 12:27 p.m. Sunday. That mark snapped the old record of 93 degrees set in 2001.

Augusta, Fryeburg and Denmark each reported a high temperature on Sunday of 93 degrees. A heat advisory remained in effect for most of the day.

It should start to cool down in the next couple of days, but Clair said the temperature transition will be gradual. Monday will start off warm with temperatures in the low 90s, Tuesday’s high will reach the upper 80s and then finally on Wednesday the forecasted high temperature will only reach the low 80s.

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