Burlington, Vermont posts record-high temperatures Tuesday, Wednesday

Burlington, Vermont posts record-high temperatures Tuesday, Wednesday
Record high temps set up chilly weekend
Burlington hit 82 degrees Wednesday, just surpassing the 81 degree record set in 1909, according to the National Weather Service in Burlington.

Hot weather has been the rule, not the exception for the past several months — the past summer missed being the hottest on record (1949) by a tenth of a degree, the weather service reported.

The summer was hot across New England — in part due to the northwest shift of the “Bermuda High” weather pattern in the Atlantic that typically drives tropical air to southeastern states.

Portland, Maine reached 84 degrees on Wednesday afternoon, compared with a 81 degree record in 2011. New Hampshires capitol of Manchester reached 84 degrees, while the National Weather Service says the city typically sees temperatures in the 60s.

Temperatures started to cool down amid rainfall Thursday. The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for southern Vermont, and warned of minor and coastal flooding amid heavy rainfall in Maine and New Hampshire.

Forecasters predicted that cooler conditions could lead to a cold front this weekend, with frost possible Saturday night.

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Record-setting warm temperatures throughout northern New England are cooling off.

Temperatures are beginning to cool down amid rainfall Thursday. The National Weather Service warns of minor and coastal flooding amid heavy rainfall in Maine and New Hampshire.

The National Weather Service says Burlington, Vt. on Wednesday saw a record-high of 82 degrees. The previous 81 degree record was set in 1909.

Portland, Maine reached 84 degrees on Wednesday afternoon, compared with a 81 degree record in 2011. New Hampshires capitol of Manchester reached 84 degrees, while the National Weather Service says the city typically sees temperatures in the 60s.