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Heat wave will push parts of Maine above 80 degrees today

A heat wave will lift parts of Maine into the mid-80s Wednesday, pushing the mercury well past the average temperature for May 2.

By late afternoon, Bangor is expected to reach 83 degrees — the same highs predicted for Portland and Augusta, according to the National Weather Service.

Similarly dry, hot temperatures will be felt across the southern portion of the state, as a mass of high pressure, warm air moves in from the south, said Tom Hawley, a weather forecaster in Gray.

“It’s going to feel like mid-summer heat today,” Hawley said.

Poor air quality expected in Maine on Wednesday

Unhealthful ground-level ozone concentrations are expected in Maine on Wednesday, prompting officials to issue an air quality alert.

The state Department of Environmental Protection released a statement Tuesday indicating that elevated ozone levels in mid-Atlantic states are expected to move into Maine Wednesday. Warm temperatures and little vegetation to absorb the ozone will result in concentrations that could affect some people.

‘Stunning’: Holocaust Museum tour by lawmaker who said Jews control weather does not go well

Remember Trayon White Sr., the Washington, D.C. councilman who literally blamed the Jews for snow in D.C. in March? White blamed the “weather manipulation” on “the Rothschilds controlling the climate to create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities, man.”

Joy Reid blames a cool April day in New York on climate change tomfoolery

We here at Twitchy are old enough to remember when there was a difference between “weather” and “climate,” but it seems that distinction is long gone.

Our favorite celebrity climatologist has to be Bette Midler, who likes to tweet about climate change deniers anytime there’s a warm day in winter or a cold day in the summer; remember classics like these, when it was 79 degrees for one day in December in New York?

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