A strong cold front is moving south through the Pine Tree State tonight to cool us off from the record-breaking heat Sunday.

Records were broken on Sunday in Augusta and Bangor with registered temps in the low 90s, making this the hottest day of the year so far.

The high temps included the coastline, where a sea breeze didn’t make it very far inland, except for the barrier island along the midcoast and part of Downeast.

That all changes for the holiday on Monday, as much cooler Canadian air spills into the region and switches the wind out of the northeast.

Here’s a look at temps statewide, with a strong onshore flow keeping things cooler. However, I expect temperatures in the 70s well away from the coast.

The next three days will be much cooler compared to Sunday, but things will begin to heat back up again by late Wednesday into Thursday.

A blocking pattern in the atmosphere will build another ridge of high pressure over New England.

We will easily make a run for the 90s away from the coast with a strong westerly breeze. This will be a more humid air mass as we get into early June.

I expect the new drought monitor to show a bigger area of abnormally dry for the state when it’s released on Thursday. Not much rain is in sight, with only a passing thunderstorm expected on Friday.

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