New England is in the thick of what could become a heat wave. Temperatures are predicted to be in the 90's across most of New England, but the humidity levels will make it feel even warmer than that.

It's rare to see air temperatures above 100 degrees in New England, but that doesn't mean it doesn't get uncomfortable.

According to How Stuff Works, we humans are sensitive to very high humidity because our skin relies on the air to get rid of moisture. If air is at 100% relative humidity, the process of sweating is your body's attempt to keep cool and maintain its current temperature. If the air is at 100% relative humidity, our sweat won't evaporate into the air, leaving us feeling gross.

Just how hot can it get in New England? Let's take a look at the highest temperatures ever recorded for each New England state, and find out which one is the hottest.

Maine

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North Bridgton is a village just west of Long Lake and south of Harrison. Technically, it's still Bridgton, but the village of North Bridgton is where the highest temperature in Maine was ever recorded at 105°.

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That very same week, New Hampshire recorded a high temperature of 106° in Nashua. Sweat Free or Die.

Vermont

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1911 was a big year for hot weather in New England. Vernon, Vermont, matched Maine's highest temperature of 105°.

Massachusetts

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The winner here is Massachusetts, reaching a temperature of 107° in New Bedford in 1975. Remember, that's air temperature! Wow!

Connecticut

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Connecticut's record was set the most recently in Danbury in 1995, when the temperature reached 106°

Rhode Island

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Rhode Island has the lowest record temperature out of all the New England states at 104° (if you want to call that low).

Will we break any of these records during June 2024? I sure hope not!

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