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Maine expected to see Memorial Day Weekend warmup

File -- A hot summer day in Old Orchard Beach (WGME).
File -- A hot summer day in Old Orchard Beach (WGME).
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PORTLAND (WGME) -- Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and the weather is looking great for any outdoor activities.

Maine has seen near or slightly below average temperatures much of this week, but that is about to change.

Memorial Day falls on May 29 this year.

Here are some Memorial Day weather records:

High pressure will build into our southwest through Friday. This will keep us dry through the weekend and beyond.

We will also see a big boost in temperatures, upwards of 15 above average.

Lots of sunshine, a few clouds and highs in the 70s and 80s are likely both Saturday and Sunday.

A return to more seasonable temperatures are likely for Memorial Day itself and Tuesday, mildest inland.

You need to be extra careful if you plan on jumping in the ocean.

The Gulf of Maine is reporting water temperatures of around 52 and Sebego Lake is around 51. This can be dangerously cold if you stay in the water for a long period of time.

The climate prediction center puts out 6-10 day temperature averages. This will tell us the chances we will see above or below average temperatures during that span.

You can see, there is a high probability we will return to the 70s and 80s later next week.

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Enjoy the warm weather and use caution if you plan on going in the water.

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