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Overcast skies but no rain predicted for Memorial Day

Memorial Day will be overcast but rain is not expected to dampen parades honoring Mainers who died serving their country, according to the National Weather Service offices in Caribou and Gray.

Temperatures are expected only to peak in the low- to mid-60s throughout the day as cloud cover remains heavy.

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Clouds, scattered showers to dampen Memorial Day weekend in Maine

Clouds and scattered showers will dampen Memorial Day weekend in Maine this year, although the holiday weekend weather will be a sharp contrast from conditions on either side of it.

Sunny, hot weather on Friday with temperatures in the upper 80’s will change overnight to cloud cover that will persist through Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Scattered showers are predicted to fall overnight Friday after 1 a.m., the service said.

‘Red flag warning’ issued as Maine enters high risk for wildfires

Dry, warm, windy weather Friday will create optimal conditions for wildfires to spread across Maine, according to the National Weather Service.

A “ Red Flag Warning,” issued for “critical fire weather conditions,” will stay in effect for the entire state from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. The alert also extends to New Hampshire.

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