Record temperatures warm the hearts of Mainers

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Portland saw a record high of 76 degrees Easter Sunday — breaking a 19-year-old record of a mere 63 degrees. Meanwhile, most of Maine saw temperatures well above normal, according to the National Weather Service in Gray.

“Enjoy this. It’s a gift,” said Butch Roberts, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. “Everything is way above normal.”

Roberts said that Portland may have had the record-breaking temperature, but much of inland Maine, including the Twin Cities, saw temperatures climb to the mid-70s. Roberts said we can expect increased clouds and isolated showers over the next few days, but that temperatures will remain above normal in the 60s for most of the week. Cooler temperatures closer to normal will return toward the weekend.

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