Alyx-Zander Costello, 9, rides his scooter through Tuesday’s downpour on College Street in Lewiston. Despite the rain, Costello was playing with his cousins and a neighbor. Rain is forecast to extend through Wednesday.  Daryn Slover/Sun Journal Buy this Photo

More rain is forecast with sunny breaks Wednesday for inland Maine. There also is a chance of thunderstorms.

There was enough rain Tuesday that Maine officials lifted restrictions about brush burning as rain fell on much of the state.

The state had faced dry conditions, which necessitated the restrictions on burning. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s Maine Forest Service said it worked with local fire departments and fire wardens to lift the restrictions.

The department said the state faced “extreme fire danger” due to the dry conditions. It said brush and debris fire restrictions would be restarted in the coming weeks if precipitation levels fall again.

Sunshine and warmer temperatures return to most of the state Thursday.

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